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Title: Corrosion resistant storage container for radioactive material

Abstract

A corrosion resistant long-term storage container for isolating radioactive waste material in a repository. The container is formed of a plurality of sealed corrosion resistant canisters of different relative sizes, with the smaller canisters housed within the larger canisters, and with spacer means disposed between judxtaposed pairs of canisters to maintain a predetermined spacing between each of the canisters. The combination of the plural surfaces of the canisters and the associated spacer means is effective to make the container capable of resisting corrosion, and thereby of preventing waste material from leaking from the innermost canister into the ambient atmosphere.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Bayport, NY)
  2. (Wading River, NY)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ASSOC UNIVERSITIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
867432
Patent Number(s):
US 4935943
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
corrosion; resistant; storage; container; radioactive; material; long-term; isolating; waste; repository; formed; plurality; sealed; canisters; relative; sizes; housed; larger; spacer; means; disposed; judxtaposed; pairs; maintain; predetermined; spacing; combination; plural; surfaces; associated; effective; capable; resisting; preventing; leaking; innermost; canister; ambient; atmosphere; term storage; storage container; ambient atmosphere; means disposed; radioactive material; corrosion resistant; active material; waste material; radioactive waste; long-term storage; container cap; /376/220/250/976/

Citation Formats

Schweitzer, Donald G., and Davis, Mary S. Corrosion resistant storage container for radioactive material. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Schweitzer, Donald G., & Davis, Mary S. Corrosion resistant storage container for radioactive material. United States.
Schweitzer, Donald G., and Davis, Mary S. Mon . "Corrosion resistant storage container for radioactive material". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867432.
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abstractNote = {A corrosion resistant long-term storage container for isolating radioactive waste material in a repository. The container is formed of a plurality of sealed corrosion resistant canisters of different relative sizes, with the smaller canisters housed within the larger canisters, and with spacer means disposed between judxtaposed pairs of canisters to maintain a predetermined spacing between each of the canisters. The combination of the plural surfaces of the canisters and the associated spacer means is effective to make the container capable of resisting corrosion, and thereby of preventing waste material from leaking from the innermost canister into the ambient atmosphere.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
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