Hanford Drum Ring Closure

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  BBWI/Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, Idaho-BBWI

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Operations, Quality Assurance, Transportation and Packaging, Material Handling/Storage

Drums received at Hanford from the Drum Treatment Facility in Idaho were discovered to have drum lid rings that were not torqued to the required specification. Alpha contamination was found on one of the drums. Failure to follow procedures and the absence of a verification/documentation process were the main contributors to this event.

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