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ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A NUCLEAR POWERED ELECTRICAL GENERATING STATION.
Eyraud, P. AND D. J. Watts. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A NUCLEAR POWERED ELECTRICAL GENERATING STATION. EPA/600/S-92/025 (NTIS PB92-235654), 1992.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a project with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE) to assist in conducting waste minimization assessments at thirty small- to medium-sized businesses in the state of New Jersey. One of the sites selected was a nuclear powered electrical generating station. Site visit was made in 1990 during which several opportunities for waste minimization were identified. he assessment identified waste oil and oil/water mixtures, coatings, solvents, grease and laboratory reagents as significant contributors to the facility's waste stream. Options identified for waste reduction included strengthened inventory controls, encouragement of "just-in-time" delivery of supplies, direct charge back of waste treatment expenses to the unit or project responsible for the waste, encouragement of the use of materials with reduced hazard level, and change of the frequency or material used for coating of surfaces.