Packaging for Ocean Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Material.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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
- Radiation Pollution and Control