Temperatures Generated by Underground Storage of Defense Waste Canisters
The plan for long term management of Savannah River high level liquid waste is that it will be calcined, combined with glass frit at high temperatures, and allowed to solidify in cylindrical steel canisters (2 ft in diameter, about 9 ft tall). The sealed canisters would then be inserted into cylindrical steel storage containers. After interim storage, the storage containers would be placed in an underground federal repository for long term storage. Although specifications for repository storage have not been established, it is assumed that a series of 15 to 50 foot-wide disposal rooms would be mined at depths ranging from 1000 to 3000 feet. Storage containers would be placed in holes drilled in the disposal room floors.
KeywordsStorage Container Waste Glass Underground Storage Canister Spacing Interim Storage
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