Report for slot cutter proof-of-principle test, Buried Waste Containment System project. Revision 1

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Several million cubic feet of hazardous and radioactive waste was buried in shallow pits and trenches within many US Department of Energy (US DOE) sites. The pits and trenches were constructed similarly to municipal landfills with both stacked and random dump waste forms such as barrels and boxes. Many of the hazardous materials in these waste sites are migrating into groundwater systems through plumes and leaching. On-site containment is one of the options being considered for prevention of waste migration. This report describes the results of a proof-of-principle test conducted to demonstrate technology for containing waste. This proof-of-principle test, conducted ... continued below

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Several million cubic feet of hazardous and radioactive waste was buried in shallow pits and trenches within many US Department of Energy (US DOE) sites. The pits and trenches were constructed similarly to municipal landfills with both stacked and random dump waste forms such as barrels and boxes. Many of the hazardous materials in these waste sites are migrating into groundwater systems through plumes and leaching. On-site containment is one of the options being considered for prevention of waste migration. This report describes the results of a proof-of-principle test conducted to demonstrate technology for containing waste. This proof-of-principle test, conducted at the RAHCO International, Inc., facility in the summer of 1997, evaluated equipment techniques for cutting a horizontal slot beneath an existing waste site. The slot would theoretically be used by complementary equipment designed to place a cement barrier under the waste. The technology evaluated consisted of a slot cutting mechanism, muck handling system, thrust system, and instrumentation. Data were gathered and analyzed to evaluate the performance parameters.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98007207

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  • Other Information: PBD: 21 May 1998

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  • Other: DE98007207
  • Report No.: DOE/ID/13505--T1
  • Grant Number: AC07-97ID13505
  • DOI: 10.2172/661494 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661494
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708088

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Report for slot cutter proof-of-principle test, Buried Waste Containment System project. Revision 1, report, May 21, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708088/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.