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Decommissioning of Commercial Shallow-Land Burial Sites

  • E. S. Murphy
  • G. M. Holter

Abstract

This paper describes the results of a study to conceptually decommission commercial low-level waste (LLW) burial grounds.1 The study was sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide information on the available technology, the safety considerations, and the probable costs of decommissioning LLW burial grounds after waste emplacement operations are terminated. This information is intended for use as background data in the development of regulations pertaining to decommissioning activities. It is also intended for use by regulatory agencies and site operators in developing improved waste burial and site maintenance procedures at operating burial grounds.

Keywords

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Burial Ground Stabilization Plan Site Stabilization Environmental Surveillance 
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References

  1. 1.
    E. S. Murphy and G. M. Holter, Technology, Safety and Costs of Decommissioning a Reference Low-Level Waste Burial Ground, NUREG/CR-0570, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report by Pacific Northwest Laboratory, 1979.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Murphy
    • 1
  • G. M. Holter
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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