Vitrification treatment options for disposal of greater-than-Class-C low-level waste in a deep geologic repository

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in keeping with their responsibility under Public Law 99-240, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, is investigating several disposal options for greater-than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW), including emplacement in a deep geologic repository. At the present time vitrification, namely borosilicate glass, is the standard waste form assumed for high-level waste accepted into the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. This report supports DOE`s investigation of the deep geologic disposal option by comparing the vitrification treatments that are able to convert those GTCC LLWs that are inherently migratory into stable waste forms acceptable ... continued below

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Fullmer, K.S.; Fish, L.W. & Fischer, D.K. November 1, 1994.

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in keeping with their responsibility under Public Law 99-240, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, is investigating several disposal options for greater-than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW), including emplacement in a deep geologic repository. At the present time vitrification, namely borosilicate glass, is the standard waste form assumed for high-level waste accepted into the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. This report supports DOE`s investigation of the deep geologic disposal option by comparing the vitrification treatments that are able to convert those GTCC LLWs that are inherently migratory into stable waste forms acceptable for disposal in a deep geologic repository. Eight vitrification treatments that utilize glass, glass ceramic, or basalt waste form matrices are identified. Six of these are discussed in detail, stating the advantages and limitations of each relative to their ability to immobilize GTCC LLW. The report concludes that the waste form most likely to provide the best composite of performance characteristics for GTCC process waste is Iron Enriched Basalt 4 (IEB4).

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INIS; OSTI as DE96009673

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  • Other: DE96009673
  • Report No.: DOE/LLW--210
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/229424 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 229424
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665723

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Fullmer, K.S.; Fish, L.W. & Fischer, D.K. Vitrification treatment options for disposal of greater-than-Class-C low-level waste in a deep geologic repository, report, November 1, 1994; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665723/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.