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November 18, 2021
Event: Virtual Public Meeting on the Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for the Test Bed Initiative Demonstration
Category: Public Involvement Meetings
Event Date: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT

Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for Test Bed Initiative Demonstration, also known as Low-Level Waste Offsite Disposal Project at the Hanford Site, Washington

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a 90-day public comment period on its Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Evaluation for the Test Bed Initiative (TBI). The Draft WIR Evaluation assesses whether approximately 2,000 gallons of separated, pretreated, and solidified low-activity waste from Tank SY-101 at the Hanford Site is incidental to the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, is not high-level radioactive waste, and may be managed as low-level radioactive waste, under the criteria in Section II.B.(2)(a) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Manual 435.1-1, Radioactive Waste Management Manual.

The comment period runs from Nov. 5, 2021 to Feb. 2, 2022. A virtual public meeting will be held on Nov. 18, 2021, from 1 to 4 p.m. PT. To participate via Microsoft Teams, please follow the instructions below:

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Click here to join the meeting
Video Conference ID: 119 939 149 6
Or call in (audio only)
+1 509-931-1284 United States, Spokane
(833) 633-0875 United States (Toll-free)
Phone Conference ID: 803 557 595#

DOE won’t be collecting comments at the public meeting. All comments should be submitted electronically by Feb. 2, 2022, to (preferred), or via mail to:

U.S. Department Energy
Attn: Jennifer Colborn
P.O. Box 450, MSIN H6-60
Richland, WA 99354

More information, including the Draft WIR Evaluation and supporting technical document, is available electronically on the Hanford website. The summary fact sheet is attached to this message.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Colborn, at

To request disability accommodation, please contact Jennifer Colborn,, prior to the event.

Fact Sheet

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