Analysis of an 80 Gallon Radioactive Waste Package retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean

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This progress report summarizes studies performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on the properties of a radioactive waste package recovered from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean 2800 meter radioactive waste disposal site. The recovery was made during DEEPSE SURVEY OPERATION NO.5, as part of a comprehensive study of disused deepsea radioactive disposal sites by the Office of Radiation Programs of the Environmental Protection Agency. A major objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of past packaging techniques relevant to the isolation of radionuclides from the ocean environment over the period of time they remain potentially hazardous. For ... continued below

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Columbo, P. April 1, 1977.

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This progress report summarizes studies performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on the properties of a radioactive waste package recovered from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean 2800 meter radioactive waste disposal site. The recovery was made during DEEPSE SURVEY OPERATION NO.5, as part of a comprehensive study of disused deepsea radioactive disposal sites by the Office of Radiation Programs of the Environmental Protection Agency. A major objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of past packaging techniques relevant to the isolation of radionuclides from the ocean environment over the period of time they remain potentially hazardous. For this purpose, a typical radioactive waste package which had previously been located and identified through the use of the deep sea submersible ALVIN was recovered aboard the R.V. CAPE HENLOPEN, 31 July 1976. The package was recovered from the NW quadrant of the 28 meter Atlantic site and consists of an 80 gallon mild steel drum filled with a solidified mixture of concrete and radioactive materials.

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  • Report No.: BNL--22749
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/992117 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 992117
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1016083

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Columbo, P. Analysis of an 80 Gallon Radioactive Waste Package retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean, report, April 1, 1977; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1016083/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.