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) : Haynes,Harvey H ; Rail,Robert D

Report Date : 22 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radioactive wastes, Waste disposal, Ocean waste disposal, Packaging, Containers, Storage, Concrete, Shells(Structural forms), Fillers, Sealed systems

Subject Categories : Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE