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Title: Plutonium contamination control studies during a glove box scale simulated excavation of TRU buried waste

Abstract

A series of glove box scale excavation experiments were performed to investigate contamination control during retrieval operations. The glove box apparatus was constructed of plexiglass with three glove ports and a removable/sealable lid. A soil block that was spiked with dysprosium as a plutonium analog was used in glove box tests. Test variables in the glove box experiments included soil moisture content and excavation techniques (dig rate and degree of vigorousness). Instrumentation to measure airborne concentrations of both respirable and nonrespirable particles included five EPA low volume cyclone sampling systems. Both small respirable particles and larger nonrespirable particles were activated in a reactor and counted to determine dysprosium content in tests conducted. 5 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6647091
Report Number(s):
EGG-WM-8289
ON: DE89004871
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; CONTAMINATION; MINIMIZATION; RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS; EVALUATION; CONSTRUCTION; CONTROL; DESIGN; DYSPROSIUM OXIDES; GLOVEBOXES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE RETRIEVAL; CHALCOGENIDES; DYSPROSIUM COMPOUNDS; EQUIPMENT; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Shaw, P G, and Loomis, G G. Plutonium contamination control studies during a glove box scale simulated excavation of TRU buried waste. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Shaw, P G, & Loomis, G G. Plutonium contamination control studies during a glove box scale simulated excavation of TRU buried waste. United States.
Shaw, P G, and Loomis, G G. Sat . "Plutonium contamination control studies during a glove box scale simulated excavation of TRU buried waste". United States.
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title = {Plutonium contamination control studies during a glove box scale simulated excavation of TRU buried waste},
author = {Shaw, P G and Loomis, G G},
abstractNote = {A series of glove box scale excavation experiments were performed to investigate contamination control during retrieval operations. The glove box apparatus was constructed of plexiglass with three glove ports and a removable/sealable lid. A soil block that was spiked with dysprosium as a plutonium analog was used in glove box tests. Test variables in the glove box experiments included soil moisture content and excavation techniques (dig rate and degree of vigorousness). Instrumentation to measure airborne concentrations of both respirable and nonrespirable particles included five EPA low volume cyclone sampling systems. Both small respirable particles and larger nonrespirable particles were activated in a reactor and counted to determine dysprosium content in tests conducted. 5 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6647091}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {10}
}

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