Results after ten years of field testing low-level radioactive waste forms using lysimeters

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The Field Lysimeter Investigations: Low-Level Waste Data Base Development Program is obtaining information on the performance of radioactive waste forms. Ion-exchange resins from a commercial nuclear power station were solidified into waste forms using portland cement and vinyl esterstyrene. These waste forms are being tested to: (a) obtain information on performance of waste forms in typical disposal environments, (b) compare field results with bench leach studies, (c) develop a low-level waste data base for use in performance assessment source term calculations, and (d) apply the DUST computer code to compare predicted cumulative release to actual field data. The program, funded ... continued below

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McConnell, J.W. Jr.; Rogers, R.D.; Jastrow, J.D.; Sanford, W.E.; Larsen, I.L. & Sullivan, T.M. December 1, 1995.

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The Field Lysimeter Investigations: Low-Level Waste Data Base Development Program is obtaining information on the performance of radioactive waste forms. Ion-exchange resins from a commercial nuclear power station were solidified into waste forms using portland cement and vinyl esterstyrene. These waste forms are being tested to: (a) obtain information on performance of waste forms in typical disposal environments, (b) compare field results with bench leach studies, (c) develop a low-level waste data base for use in performance assessment source term calculations, and (d) apply the DUST computer code to compare predicted cumulative release to actual field data. The program, funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), includes observed radionuclide releases from waste forms in field lysimeters. The purpose of this paper is to present the experimental results of two lysimeter arrays over 10 years of operation, and to compare those results to bench test results and to DUST code predicted releases. Further analysis of soil cores taken to define the observed upward migration of radionuclides in one lysimeter is also presented.

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  • 17. low-level radioactive waste management conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 12-14 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96002773
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00187
  • Report No.: ANL/ER/CP--95274;CONF-951209--2
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/162480 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 147732
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627604

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McConnell, J.W. Jr.; Rogers, R.D.; Jastrow, J.D.; Sanford, W.E.; Larsen, I.L. & Sullivan, T.M. Results after ten years of field testing low-level radioactive waste forms using lysimeters, article, December 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627604/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.