Direct Grout Stabilization of High Cesium Salt Waste: Cesium Leaching Studies

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'The direct grout alternative is a viable option for treatment/stabilization and disposal of salt waste containing Cs-137 concentrations of 1-3 Ci/gal. The significant difference between these waste solutions is that the high cesium salt solution will contain between 1 and 3 Curies of Cs-137 per gallon compared to a negligible amount in the current salt solution. This difference will require special engineering and shielding for a direct grout processing facility and disposal units to achieve acceptable radiation exposure conditions. The higher cesium concentrations in the direct grout also require that the cesium leaching be evaluated as a function of curing ... continued below

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Langton, C. A. September 19, 1999.

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'The direct grout alternative is a viable option for treatment/stabilization and disposal of salt waste containing Cs-137 concentrations of 1-3 Ci/gal. The significant difference between these waste solutions is that the high cesium salt solution will contain between 1 and 3 Curies of Cs-137 per gallon compared to a negligible amount in the current salt solution. This difference will require special engineering and shielding for a direct grout processing facility and disposal units to achieve acceptable radiation exposure conditions. The higher cesium concentrations in the direct grout also require that the cesium leaching be evaluated as a function of curing temperature. ANS 16.1 leaching results and distribution ratios (approximations of distribution coefficients) as a function of temperature are presented in this report.'

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  • Report No.: WSRC-TR-99-00227
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/11318 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11318
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622621

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Langton, C. A. Direct Grout Stabilization of High Cesium Salt Waste: Cesium Leaching Studies, report, September 19, 1999; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622621/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.