Accession Number : ADA189020

Title :   Recommendations to the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) for Review Criteria for Alternative Methods of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal. Task 2A. Below-Ground Vaults.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Denson, Robert H ; Bean, Dennis L ; Ainsworth, Donnie L ; Bennett, Robert D ; Wamsley, Robert M

PDF Url : ADA189020

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Huntsville have developed general design criteria and specific design review criteria for the below-ground vault (BGV) alternative method of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal. A BGV is a reinforced concrete vault (floor, walls, and roof) placed underground below the frost line, and above the water table, surrounded by filter blanket and drainage zones and covered with a low permeability earth layer and top soil with vegetation. Eight major review criteria categories have been developed ranging from the loads imposed on the BGV structure through material quality and durability considerations. Specific design review criteria have been developed in detail for seven of the eight major categories. Keywords: Radioactive waste disposal; Long term durability; Reinforced concrete vault; Structural performance monitoring.

Descriptors :   *RADIOACTIVE WASTES, *WASTE DISPOSAL, DISPOSAL, DRAINAGE, EARTH(PLANET), FILTERS, LAYERS, LOW LEVEL, MATERIALS, MONITORING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PERMEABILITY, QUALITY, REINFORCED CONCRETE, ROOFS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, WALLS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE