skip to main content

Title: The problem of burying radioactive wastes containing transplutonium elements (TPE)

This paper discusses the problem of burying radioactive wastes containing TPE. The most acceptable and developed method at present is that of disposal into continental, deep-lying, geological formatins. Based on an analysis of estimates of the thermal conditions on burying highly active wastes, including TPE concentrates, data on the filtration and sorption characteristics of rocks, estimates of the diffusion of radionuclide species capable of migrating, and taking into account the retention powers of rocks it is concluded that it is possible to bury such wastes in weakly permeable geological formations possessing shielding characteristics which ensure reliability and safety in burial.
Authors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6967642
Report Number(s):
CONF-8306297-
Journal ID: CODEN: SVRDA
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Sov. Radiochem. (Engl. Transl.); (United States); Journal Volume: 28:1; Conference: 2. All-Union conference on the chemistry of the transplutonium elements, Dimitrovgrad, USSR, 21 Jun 1983
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; GEOCHEMISTRY; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; AMERICIUM 241; AMERICIUM 243; FUEL CYCLE; GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS; GEOLOGY; GEOTHERMAL GRADIENTS; HYDROLOGY; RADIATION PROTECTION; REPROCESSING; ROCKS; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; CHEMISTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SURFACE PROPERTIES; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 510300 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)