Sealing concepts for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility is proposed for development in the southeast portion of the State of New Mexico. The proposed horizon is in bedded salt located approximately 2150 ft below the surface. The purpose of the WIPP is to provide an R&D facility to demonstrate the safe disposal of radioactive wastes resulting from defense activities of the United States. As such, it will include a disposal demonstration for transuranic (TRU) wastes and an experimental area to address issues associated with disposal of defense high level wastes (DHLW) in bedded salt. All DHLW used in the experiments are ... continued below

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Christensen, C.L.; Gulick, C.W. & Lambert, S.J. September 1, 1982.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility is proposed for development in the southeast portion of the State of New Mexico. The proposed horizon is in bedded salt located approximately 2150 ft below the surface. The purpose of the WIPP is to provide an R&D facility to demonstrate the safe disposal of radioactive wastes resulting from defense activities of the United States. As such, it will include a disposal demonstration for transuranic (TRU) wastes and an experimental area to address issues associated with disposal of defense high level wastes (DHLW) in bedded salt. All DHLW used in the experiments are planned for retrieval at the termination of testing; the TRU waste can be permanently disposed of at the site after the pilot phase is complete. This report addresses only the Plugging and Sealing program, which will result in an adequate and acceptable technology for final sealing and decommissioning of the facility at the WIPP site. The actual plugging operations are intended to be conducted on a commercial industrial basis through contracts issued by the DOE. This report is one in a series that is based on a technical program of modeling, laboratory materials testing and field demonstration which will provide a defensible basis for the actual plugging operations to be conducted by the DOE for final closure of the facility.

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OSTI as DE98002833

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1982

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  • Other: DE98002833
  • Report No.: SAND--81-2195
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/572740 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 572740
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692239

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Christensen, C.L.; Gulick, C.W. & Lambert, S.J. Sealing concepts for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, report, September 1, 1982; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692239/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.