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Improved Glass Compositions for Immobilization of SRP Waste

  • M. J. Plodinec
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

Radioactive waste produced from reprocessing nuclear materials for defense programs at Savannah River Plant (SRP) is stored in large underground tanks on the plant site. This alkaline waste is made up of water soluble salts and insoluble “sludges.” Most of the waste actinides and fission products are contained in the insoluble sludge, consisting mainly of hydroxides and hydrous oxides of iron, aluminum, and manganese. The rest of the waste is either in the form of a soluble crystalline salt cake or a nearly-saturated supernatant salt solution. This fraction contains about 95% of the fission product cesium and traces of other radionuclides.

Keywords

Waste Form Water Soluble Salt Leach Rate Alkali Oxide Crystalline Content 
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References

  1. 1.
    M. J. Plodinec, “Development of Glass Compositions for Immobilization of SRP Waste,” USDOE Report DP-1517 (1979).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. J. Plodinec, “Development of Glass Compositions for lization of SRP ImmobiWaste,” Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management I (G. J. McCarthy, ed., Plenum Press, New York, 31–35, 1979 ).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Plodinec
    • 1
  1. 1.Savannah River LaboratoryE. I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyAikenUSA

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