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Title: Radiological performance assessment for the E-Area Vaults Disposal Facility

Abstract

The E-Area Vaults (EAVs) located on a 200 acre site immediately north of the current LLW burial site at Savannah River Site will provide a new disposal and storage site for solid, low-level, non-hazardous radioactive waste. The EAV Disposal Facility will contain several large concrete vaults divided into cells. Three types of structures will house four designated waste types. The Intermediate Level Non-Tritium Vaults will receive waste radiating greater than 200 mR/h at 5 cm from the outer disposal container. The Intermediate Level Tritium Vaults will receive waste with at least 10 Ci of tritium per package. These two vaults share a similar design, are adjacent, share waste handling equipment, and will be closed as one facility. The second type of structure is the Low Activity Waste Vaults which will receive waste radiating less than 200 mR/h at 5 cm from the outer disposal container and containing less than 10 Ci of tritium per package. The third facility, the Long Lived Waste Storage Building, provides covered, long term storage for waste containing long lived isotopes. Two additional types of disposal are proposed: (1) trench disposal of suspect soil, (2) naval reactor component disposal. To evaluate the long-term performance of themore » EAVs, site-specific conceptual models were developed to consider: (1) exposure pathways and scenarios of potential importance; (2) potential releases from the facility to the environment; (3) effects of degradation of engineered features; (4) transport in the environment; (5) potential doses received from radionuclides of interest in each vault type.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10159651
Report Number(s):
WSRC-RP-94-218
ON: DE94013650; TRN: 94:012979
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Apr 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOILS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SOLID WASTES; GROUND WATER; TRITIUM; CARBON 14; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; HYDROLOGY; FORECASTING; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; 052002; 540250; 540230; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Cook, J R, and Hunt, P D. Radiological performance assessment for the E-Area Vaults Disposal Facility. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10159651.
Cook, J R, & Hunt, P D. Radiological performance assessment for the E-Area Vaults Disposal Facility. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10159651
Cook, J R, and Hunt, P D. Fri . "Radiological performance assessment for the E-Area Vaults Disposal Facility". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10159651. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10159651.
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title = {Radiological performance assessment for the E-Area Vaults Disposal Facility},
author = {Cook, J R and Hunt, P D},
abstractNote = {The E-Area Vaults (EAVs) located on a 200 acre site immediately north of the current LLW burial site at Savannah River Site will provide a new disposal and storage site for solid, low-level, non-hazardous radioactive waste. The EAV Disposal Facility will contain several large concrete vaults divided into cells. Three types of structures will house four designated waste types. The Intermediate Level Non-Tritium Vaults will receive waste radiating greater than 200 mR/h at 5 cm from the outer disposal container. The Intermediate Level Tritium Vaults will receive waste with at least 10 Ci of tritium per package. These two vaults share a similar design, are adjacent, share waste handling equipment, and will be closed as one facility. The second type of structure is the Low Activity Waste Vaults which will receive waste radiating less than 200 mR/h at 5 cm from the outer disposal container and containing less than 10 Ci of tritium per package. The third facility, the Long Lived Waste Storage Building, provides covered, long term storage for waste containing long lived isotopes. Two additional types of disposal are proposed: (1) trench disposal of suspect soil, (2) naval reactor component disposal. To evaluate the long-term performance of the EAVs, site-specific conceptual models were developed to consider: (1) exposure pathways and scenarios of potential importance; (2) potential releases from the facility to the environment; (3) effects of degradation of engineered features; (4) transport in the environment; (5) potential doses received from radionuclides of interest in each vault type.},
doi = {10.2172/10159651},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10159651}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {4}
}