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Title: Method for storage of solid waste

Abstract

Metal canisters for long-term storage of calcined highlevel radioactive wastes can be made self-sealing against a breach in the canister wall by the addition of powdered cement to the canister with the calcine before it is sealed for storage. Any breach in the canister wall will permit entry of water which will mix with the cement and harden to form a concrete patch, thus sealing the opening in the wall of the canister and preventing the release of radioactive material to the cooling water or atmosphere.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. La Grange, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862654
Patent Number(s):
3983050
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; storage; solid; waste; metal; canisters; long-term; calcined; highlevel; radioactive; wastes; self-sealing; breach; canister; wall; addition; powdered; cement; calcine; sealed; permit; entry; water; mix; harden; form; concrete; patch; sealing; preventing; release; material; cooling; atmosphere; term storage; radioactive material; cooling water; active material; radioactive waste; solid waste; radioactive wastes; long-term storage; level radioactive; canister wall; /588/206/220/250/428/976/

Citation Formats

Mecham, William J. Method for storage of solid waste. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Mecham, William J. Method for storage of solid waste. United States.
Mecham, William J. Thu . "Method for storage of solid waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862654.
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abstractNote = {Metal canisters for long-term storage of calcined highlevel radioactive wastes can be made self-sealing against a breach in the canister wall by the addition of powdered cement to the canister with the calcine before it is sealed for storage. Any breach in the canister wall will permit entry of water which will mix with the cement and harden to form a concrete patch, thus sealing the opening in the wall of the canister and preventing the release of radioactive material to the cooling water or atmosphere.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
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