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X-744G Waste Characterization Sorting Facility

Project Scope:

  • Drums of mixed radioactive process and waste materials required opening, characterization, and repackaging.
  • Materials required a high level of isolation, containment, special handling, and special processing due to the nature of their constituents.


  • RPS acted as the prime contractor for this turn-key containment and processing facility, and was the lead design agency for the containment, air, control, and safety systems.
  • RPS lead a team of sub-contractors for engineering, erection, and acceptance testing of the facility and systems.
  • Project facility and systems included:
    • Modular panel containment (MPC) enclosure, 16’ wide x 20’ long x 12’ high, a secondary containment processing facility with monorail crane.
    • Backdraft booth enclosure for work process area.
    • Dual-mode backdraft hooded table (HWT) with glove port closure face for waste sorting, disposition, and repackaging.
    • Fire suppression & control systems for both the MPC & back draft booth.
    • MPC HEPA filtration unit, controls and duct systems.
    • HWT HEPA/HEGA filtration and PID control systems.
    • Material handling equipment and packaging tools for waste stream.