Degradation of transuranic-contaminated wastes under geologic isolation conditions

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An extensive experimental study of the degradation of existing forms of defense-related, transuranic-contaminated (TRU) wastes is being conducted by and for Sandia Laboratories. Studies have been performed under environmental conditions expected for deep geologic isolation in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a bedded-salt TRU waste repository planned for southeastern New Mexico. A primary purpose of this program has been to support the US Department of Energy in establishing waste acceptance criteria for TRU wastes for isolation in the WIPP. TRU waste forms investigated include cellulosics (paper, rags, wood), plastics, rubbers, mixed organic composite, bitumen, a developmental concrete-TRU ash matrix, ... continued below

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Molecke, M.A. November 1, 1979.

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An extensive experimental study of the degradation of existing forms of defense-related, transuranic-contaminated (TRU) wastes is being conducted by and for Sandia Laboratories. Studies have been performed under environmental conditions expected for deep geologic isolation in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a bedded-salt TRU waste repository planned for southeastern New Mexico. A primary purpose of this program has been to support the US Department of Energy in establishing waste acceptance criteria for TRU wastes for isolation in the WIPP. TRU waste forms investigated include cellulosics (paper, rags, wood), plastics, rubbers, mixed organic composite, bitumen, a developmental concrete-TRU ash matrix, mild steel, and inorganic process sludges. This review includes laboratory and field results for waste degradation under a range of conditions, resultant gas generation rates, gas compositions, corrosion rates, and microbial formation and degradation of chelating agents.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • International symposium on the management of alpha-contaminated wastes, Vienna, Austria, 2 Jun 1980

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  • Report No.: SAND-79-2216A
  • Report No.: CONF-800611-2
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5510635
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1087344

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Molecke, M.A. Degradation of transuranic-contaminated wastes under geologic isolation conditions, article, November 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1087344/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.