RADIOACTIVE WASTE ECONOMICS: OPTIMUM STORAGE TIME PRIOR TO SHIPPING TO DISPOSAL SITE

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The economics of waste disposal by pit storage when the geological location of the pits does not coincide with the location of the processing plant are considered. Optimum cooling times before shipment were determined for 250gallon batches of Purex-type waste. Three distances between processing and disposal sites, and three unit storage costs were considered. It was concluded that as the storage cost increases it becomes economical to ship shorter-cooled waste, and as the shipping distance increases, it becomes economical to store waste longer. In the case of 30/gal/yr storage, for 200 miles shipment, essentially no storage should be provided beyond ... continued below

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Zeitlin, H.R. & Ullmann, J.W. October 24, 1955.

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The economics of waste disposal by pit storage when the geological location of the pits does not coincide with the location of the processing plant are considered. Optimum cooling times before shipment were determined for 250gallon batches of Purex-type waste. Three distances between processing and disposal sites, and three unit storage costs were considered. It was concluded that as the storage cost increases it becomes economical to ship shorter-cooled waste, and as the shipping distance increases, it becomes economical to store waste longer. In the case of 30/gal/yr storage, for 200 miles shipment, essentially no storage should be provided beyond that required for surge in filling carriers. For less highly irradiated material, the optima would shift in the direction of shorter cooling times. Data are tabulated and presented graphically. (C.H.)

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  • Report No.: CF-55-10-101
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/4335399 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4335399
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1017661

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Zeitlin, H.R. & Ullmann, J.W. RADIOACTIVE WASTE ECONOMICS: OPTIMUM STORAGE TIME PRIOR TO SHIPPING TO DISPOSAL SITE, report, October 24, 1955; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1017661/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.