Accession Number:

ADD010264

Title:

Packaging for Ocean Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Material.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A packaging system for storage of containers of low-level radioactive waste consisting of a concrete shell structure that houses the containers and a dry filler material that surrounds them. Void volume in the filler material is saturated with water, and during free-fall descent to the seafloor, a pressure compensation means equalizes pressures inside and outside the packaging structure and forces the filler material into intimate contact about the drums on the seafloor, the filler material hardens to produce a highly secure barrier to any leaking of radioactive waste. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE