Program plan for comprehensive characterization of solidified high-level wastes

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An experimental plan is described for in-depth characterization of canistered solidified waste forms for the storage and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. The plan is being considered for silicate glass forms at PNL. The basic aspects of the plan have general application and can be applied to other candidate waste forms as well. The plan is designed to define the behavior of waste canisters and their contents during anticipated handling, storage, and disposal regimes. Particular emphasis is placed on long-term thermal and radiation effects. A 10-year period is projected for complete characterization of any one basic type of waste form, ... continued below

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Mendel, J E December 1, 1975.

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  • Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, Wash. (USA)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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An experimental plan is described for in-depth characterization of canistered solidified waste forms for the storage and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. The plan is being considered for silicate glass forms at PNL. The basic aspects of the plan have general application and can be applied to other candidate waste forms as well. The plan is designed to define the behavior of waste canisters and their contents during anticipated handling, storage, and disposal regimes. Particular emphasis is placed on long-term thermal and radiation effects. A 10-year period is projected for complete characterization of any one basic type of waste form, e.g., silicate glass cast in metal canisters. A preponderance of the laboratory effort occurs in the first 5 years. It is assumed that shortly thereafter an operating solidification plant will be available, so that much of the second 5 years can be devoted to corroborative tests made on representative canisters of actual high-level waste. Manpower requirements are estimated at 65 scientist man-years during the first 5 years and 30 scientist man-years during the second 5 years. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76

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  • Report No.: BNWL--1940
  • Grant Number: E(45-1)-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/4085862 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4085862
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc867920

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Mendel, J E. Program plan for comprehensive characterization of solidified high-level wastes, report, December 1, 1975; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867920/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.