Development of a Universal Canister for Disposal of High-Level Waste in Deep Boreholes [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, 2015.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- 13 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Sandia National Laboratories
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The mission of the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. Some of the wastes that must be managed have been identified as good candidates for disposal in a deep borehole in crystalline rock. In particular, wastes that can be disposed of in a small package are good candidates for this disposal concept. A canister-based system that can be used for handling these wastes during the disposition process (i.e., storage, transfer, transportation, and disposal) could facilitate the eventual disposal of these wastes. Development of specifications for the universal canister system will consider the regulatory requirements that apply to storage, transportation, and disposal of the capsules, as well as operational requirements and limits that could affect the design of the canister (e.g., deep borehole diameter). In addition, there are risks and technical challenges that need to be recognized and addressed as Universal Canister system specifications are developed. This paper provides an approach to developing specifications for such a canister system that is integrated with the overall efforts of the DOE’s Used Fuel Disposition Campaign's Deep Borehole Field Test and compatible with planned storage of potential borehole-candidate wastes.
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Waste Management Symposia 2016 (WM2016), Phoenix, AZ (United States), 6-10 Mar 2016.
Laura L. Price; Steve Gomberg.
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