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Title: Durability of marker materials for nuclear waste isolation sites

Abstract

The Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation is examining all aspects of establishing an underground repository for the disposal of nuclear wastes. The Human Interference Task Force (HITF) has been created to investigate the problems connected to the closure and final marking of a filled repository. The task of the HITF is to devise a method of warning future generations, who may or may not have records of the repository's contents, not to mine or drill at that site unless they are aware of the consequences of their actions. Since the likelihood of human interference should be minimized for up to several thousand years, a durable marker system must be devised. Accordingly, this paper reviews the probable long-term performance of materials that might be used for nuclear waste isolation sites. 58 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Columbus Labs., OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5840580
Report Number(s):
ONWI-474
ON: DE83018230
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830; AC02-83CH10140
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM ALLOYS; CORROSION; SERVICE LIFE; WEATHERING; CERAMICS; CONCRETES; COPPER ALLOYS; GLASS; GRANITES; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; MATERIALS TESTING; IRON; LEAD; MARBLE; NICKEL ALLOYS; PLASTICS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SHUTDOWNS; REFRACTORIES; SANDSTONES; STAINLESS STEELS; TITANIUM ALLOYS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; ALLOYS; BUILDING MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHROMIUM ALLOYS; CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS; DATA; ELEMENTS; IGNEOUS ROCKS; INFORMATION; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; METALS; METAMORPHIC ROCKS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUMERICAL DATA; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; PLUTONIC ROCKS; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; STEELS; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; TESTING; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 360105 - Metals & Alloys- Corrosion & Erosion; 360205 - Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories- Corrosion & Erosion; 360604 - Materials- Corrosion, Erosion, & Degradation

Citation Formats

Berry, W E. Durability of marker materials for nuclear waste isolation sites. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Berry, W E. Durability of marker materials for nuclear waste isolation sites. United States.
Berry, W E. Mon . "Durability of marker materials for nuclear waste isolation sites". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation is examining all aspects of establishing an underground repository for the disposal of nuclear wastes. The Human Interference Task Force (HITF) has been created to investigate the problems connected to the closure and final marking of a filled repository. The task of the HITF is to devise a method of warning future generations, who may or may not have records of the repository's contents, not to mine or drill at that site unless they are aware of the consequences of their actions. Since the likelihood of human interference should be minimized for up to several thousand years, a durable marker system must be devised. Accordingly, this paper reviews the probable long-term performance of materials that might be used for nuclear waste isolation sites. 58 references.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
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