Identification of technical problems encountered in the shallow land burial of low-level radioactive wastes

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A review of problems encountered in the shallow land burial of low-level radioactive wastes has been made in support of the technical aspects of the National Low-Level Waste (LLW) Management Research and Development Program being administered by the Low-Level Waste Management Program Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The operating histories of burial sites at six major DOE and five commercial facilities in the US have been examined and several major problems identified. The problems experienced st the sites have been grouped into general categories dealing with site development, waste characterization, operation, and performance evaluation. Based on this grouping of the ... continued below

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Jacobs, D.G.; Epler, J.S. & Rose, R.R. March 1, 1980.

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A review of problems encountered in the shallow land burial of low-level radioactive wastes has been made in support of the technical aspects of the National Low-Level Waste (LLW) Management Research and Development Program being administered by the Low-Level Waste Management Program Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The operating histories of burial sites at six major DOE and five commercial facilities in the US have been examined and several major problems identified. The problems experienced st the sites have been grouped into general categories dealing with site development, waste characterization, operation, and performance evaluation. Based on this grouping of the problem, a number of major technical issues have been identified which should be incorporated into program plans for further research and development. For each technical issue a discussion is presented relating the issue to a particular problem, identifying some recent or current related research, and suggesting further work necessary for resolving the issue. Major technical issues which have been identified include the need for improved water management, further understanding of the effect of chemical and physical parameters on radionuclide migration, more comprehensive waste records, improved programs for performance monitoring and evaluation, development of better predictive capabilities, evaluation of space utilization, and improved management control.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/SUB-80/13619/1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/5381758 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5381758
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1071200

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Jacobs, D.G.; Epler, J.S. & Rose, R.R. Identification of technical problems encountered in the shallow land burial of low-level radioactive wastes, report, March 1, 1980; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1071200/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.