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Shallow Land Burial of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Subject Terms:
ORNL, radioactive, waste; low-level waste, radionuclide; shallow land burial
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
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Publication Date:
1986 Feb 28
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Sep 01
This document concerns the shallow land burial of low-level radioactive waste. The performance objectives included in regulations for disposal of low-level radioactive waste are generic principles that generate technical requirements which must be factored into each phase of the development and operation of a shallow land burial facility. These phases include a determination of the quantity and characteristics of the waste, selection of a site and appropriate facility design, use of sound operating practices, and closure of the facility. The collective experience concerning shallow land burial operations has shown that achievement of the performance objectives requires a systems approach, factoring into consideration the interrelationships of the phases of facility development and operation and their overall impact on performance. Figures and tables are included.

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