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The Light-Weight Scarifier is a retrieval end effector that can be used to cut up and mobilize waste for tank waste retrieval operations. Retrieval of soft and hard waste simulants by the Light-Weight Scarifier and Light-Duty Utility Arm was demonstrated by the Tanks Focus Area.

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Document Title: Light-Weight Scarifier
Category: Environmental Remediation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: August 1997
Background: The Light-Duty Utility Arm is used to deploy a wide variety of tools, called end effectors, at multiple elevations and positions within the tank. The Light-Weight Scarifier mounted on the Light-Duty Utility Arm uses rotating high-pressure water jets to cut up in-tank waste and retrieve the waste through a pneumatic line.
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