March 7, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-2091
Dear Mr. Chairman:
This letter is to inform you that Commitments 202, 210, and 213 of Revision 2 to the Implementation Plan for Stabilization and Storage of Nuclear Material for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2000-l (July 2002) have been completed.
- Commitment 202: Completed converting pre-existing H-Canyon plutonium-239 solution to oxide on July 30, 2002. In addition to stabilizing plutonium to oxide, a large fraction of the H-Canyon plutonium solution was successfully transferred to the high-level waste system for vitrification through the Defense Waste Processing Facility.
- Commitment 210: The Savannah River Site commenced converting plutonium residue solution to oxide on September 20, 2002. Plutonium residue dissolution/disposition is on schedule to be completed by September 2005.
- Commitment 213: Completed the transfer of americium/curium solution to the high-level waste system on January 29, 2003. The americium/curium solution will be vitrified with high-level waste through the Defense Waste Processing Facility the same as the H-Canyon plutonium solution.
If you have any questions, please call me at (202) 586-7709 or Mr. Paul Golan, Chief Operating Officer, at (202) 586-0738.
Jessie Hill Roberson
Assistant Secretary for
cc: Mark Whitaker, S-3.1
Jeffrey Allison, SR