June 18, 2004
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
This letter is to inform you that the work has been completed at Richland resolving the weld porosity concerns with some DOE-STD-3013 outer can welds. †The re-packaging and welding of 358 DOE STD-3013 outer containers was completed on May 27, 2004.
The need for this effort was delineated in the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Managementís February 5, 2003, letter on Commitment 110 of Revision 2 to the Implementation Plan for Stabilization and Storage of Nuclear Material (IP 2000-1).
Should you or your staff have any questions concerning these issues, please contact me at (202) 586-0738 or Keith Klein, Manager, Richland Operations Office, at (509) 376-7395.
Dr. Inťs Triay
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
cc: †M. Whitaker, DR-l/DOE
K. Klein, RL/DOE