Gas Generation from Transuranic Waste Degradation
The degradation of existing forms of defense-related transuranic (TRU) contaminated waste, particularly with regard to gas generation potential, has been extensively studied over the past several years. This area of study, particularly under environmental conditions postulated for deep geologic terminal isolation in a bedded salt repository, is a major segment of the Sandia Laboratories’ Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transuranic Waste Characterization Program (1, 2). A primary purpose of this program is to support the Department of Energy in establishing waste acceptance criteria for TRU waste forms to be disposed of in the WIPP.
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