Accession Number:

ADA193186

Title:

Recommendations to the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) for Review Criteria for Alternative Methods of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal. Task 2B. Earth-Mounded Concrete Bunkers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and U.S. Army Engineer Division, Huntsville, have developed general design criteria and specific design review criteria for the earth-mounded concrete bunker EMCB alternative method of low-level radioactive waste disposal. An EMCB is generally described as a reinforced concrete vault placed below grade, underneath a tumulus, surrounded by filter-blanket and drainage zones. The tumulus is covered over with a low permeability cover layer and top soil with vegetation. Eight major review criteria categories have been developed ranging from the loads imposed on the EMCB structure through material quality and durability considerations. Specific design review criteria have been developed in detail for each of the eight major categories.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE