Chapter 3: Type and Quantity of Radioactive Waste Destined for Disposal
Authors: Lange, F.; Gründler, D.; Schwarz, G
Source: International Journal of Radioactive Materials Transport, Volume 3, Number 4, 1992 , pp. 5-9(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:According to the current planning status, radioactive waste with negligible heat generation is destined for storage in the Konrad waste repository in accordance with the Provisional Waste Acceptance Requirements(4). Waste of this kind occurs in the nuclear fuel cycle, research, medicine and technology. In its original state, the primary wastes of this type have various forms, such as: liquids, concentrates, sludges; ion exchange resins; compressible and/or combustible solids; incompressible solids, e.g. structural material components; filters, filter candles; other types of waste. The radioactive waste is appropriately conditioned and packaged before transport to the waste disposal site. To meet the basic requirements specified in the Waste Acceptance Requirements, primary waste must be solidified, for which the most common solidifying agents are cement and concrete although bitumen is also used. Waste products in decomposing, fermenting or liquid form or which contain a significant fraction in such states are not accepted for disposal.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1992-01-01
- In 2004, International Journal of Radioactive Materials Transport changed its name to Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material. View issues of Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material.
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