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Waste Treatment and Disposal Quarterly Progress Report, August-October, 1962
Subject Terms:
Aluminum Nitrate; Calcination; Clinch River Study; Hydraulic Fracturing; Ruthenium; TBP-25; Waste In Glass; White Oak Creek
Document Location:
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Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
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Publication Date:
1963 Mar 25
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Jul 31
Report discusses feasibility testing for waste treatment methods such as high-activity-waste calcitration, fixation of waste in glass, low activity waste treatment by adding synthetic waste mixtures, disposal by hydraulic fracturing, disposal in natural salt formation, and foam separation. A discussion of engineering, economics, and safety to ascertain the radiation dose that man may receive as a result of discharge of radioactive liquids to the Clinch River and an evaluation of the hazards associated with each step of the alternative methods of waste management is included. The report discusses the completion of coring of Clinch River botton sediments to establish criteria of acceptability of analytical results of the water-sampling program. Results of the White Oak Creek Basin Study series of samples taken during a rise and subsequent fall of the Creek due to a light rainfall revealed that 1) the largest quantities of Cesium and Strontium transported downstream occur prior to the maximum stream flow when suspended solid cancentration is high, and 2) the amount of Cesium associated with suspended solids increases considerably with a rise in the Creek while the amount of Strontium associated with the water shows a pronounced decrease.

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