RAC has an independent contractor agreement with Waste Control Specialists (WCS), a leading provider of treatment, storage, and disposal services for low-level radioactive waste, mixed low-level radioactive waste, and hazardous waste, to implement the RACER data management and analysis application and support and enhance WCS’s environmental monitoring and compliance program. The RACER data management and analysis application provides both a repository for WCS’s environmental monitoring and related data and the RACER Data Analysis Tool (DAT) to facilitate the analysis of these data and communication of the results. The RACER for WCS application incorporates environmental data collected since the facility began operations as well as pre-operational environmental data. Routine data have been updated directly from Electronic Data Deliverables (EDDs) since 2012. RAC has also developed several enhancements to the RACER application at the request of WCS to support analysis and compliance reporting.
Technical support has included the development of a white paper describing an alternative approach using dose to the public for demonstrating compliance at the low-level radioactive disposal facility, the development of concentration-based effluent discharge limits for the low-level radioactive disposal facility discharge evaporation ponds, and the analysis of the most likely sources of tritium and potential migration pathways to support the analysis of detections of tritium reported in the commercial waste facility contact water tanks. RAC also developed a discussion and illustration of the application of the screening and compliance evaluation process that was outlined in the white paper.
Additionally, RAC is currently developing the performance assessment for Waste Control Specialists’ Low Level Waste facility in Andrews County, Texas, which includes a GoldSim PA model for the Compact Waste Facility (CWF), the Federal Waste Facility (FWF), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) landfill.