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Nuclear waste disposal in subseabed geologic formations

D. Richard Anderson

Nuclear waste disposal in subseabed geologic formations

the seabed disposal program

by D. Richard Anderson

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Sandia Laboratories, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Alburquerque, N.M, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean,
  • Ocean bottom

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby D. Richard Anderson, Seabed Programs Division 4536 Sandia Laboratories ; prepared by Sandia Laboratories for the United States Department of Energy
    SeriesSAND ; 78-2211
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy, Sandia Laboratories, Sandia Laboratories. Seabed Programs Division 4536
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14883241M

    The Subseabed Disposal Program follows the policies and criteria of the National Waste Terminal Storage program for the development of land-based repositories, except where the technical differences between land and ocean geologic disposal make different approaches or criteria necessary. This is the first of a series of documents describing the procedures and criteria for the Subseabed. One of the NRC's earliest reports on this subject, The Disposal of Radioactive Waste on Land (NRC, ), was among the first technical analyses of the geological disposal option, and it marked the beginning of a four-decade effort by the U.S. government to identify a disposal site for commercial spent fuel and defense waste (collectively.

    International Approaches for Nuclear Waste Disposal in Geological Formations: Report on Fifth Worldwide Review/ M4FTLB Work Package Title and Number DR International Disposal R&D - LBNL FTLB Work Package WBS Number Responsible Work Package Manager Jens Birkholzer (Signature on file). The proposed land-based subductive waste disposal method would dispose of nuclear waste in a subduction zone accessed from land, and therefore is not prohibited by international agreement. This method has been described as a viable means of disposing of radioactive waste, and as a state-of-the-art nuclear waste disposal technology.

    The Subseabed Disposal Program (SDP) is considering high-level waste (HLW) disposal in the oceanic geologic formations as a possible longer term complement to mined geologic repositories. The approach to safety assessment is to compute occupational exposure for all processes, predict the consequences and probabilities of pre-emplacement accidents and controlled release from the .   I have been a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 33 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy .


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This book summarizes state-of-the-art radioactive waste disposal approaches in geological formations, with. Part I: Introduction to geological disposal of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive waste 1.

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It covers all-important aspects of processing and immobilization, including nuclear decay, regulations, new technologies. the concepts for geologic disposal of high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel in salt formations. Based on review of available literature, the aspects of potential salt disposal that provide the capability to isolate waste from the environment are highlighted and processes that.

Fine-grained clay formations within stable (predictable) deep-sea regions away from lithospheric plate boundaries and productive surface waters have properties that might serve to permanently isolate radioactive waste.

The most important characteristics of such clays are their vertical and lateral unifomity, low permeability, very high cation retention capacity, and potential for self Cited by: lived waste. A number of options for the disposal of long-lived wastes have been examined over the years.

Studies have been performed on concepts such as disposal in oceanic sub-seabed sediments and ultra-deep boreholes, as well as on more exotic proposals such as disposal into geologic subduction zones, in polar icecaps and launching into space.

Most nations that generate nuclear power are moving towards “completing the nuclear fuel cycle” through radioactive waste management programmes that ultimately aim to emplace long-lived wastes in a geologic disposal facility, i.e. in a repository deep underground in a suitably chosen rock formation.

Anderson, Nuclear Waste Disposal Subseabed Geologic Formations: the Seabed Disposal Program, SAND78–, Sandia Laboratories, NM (). Google Scholar by: 2. @article{osti_, title = {Nuclear power and radioactive waste: a sub-seabed disposal option}, author = {Deese, D A}, abstractNote = {The radioactive waste disposal programs of most countries are still focused on investigation of land-based geologic formations as possible containment media for radioactive wastes.

Important discoveries in geological oceanography and amazing advances in. The federal government had a change of heart inwhen Congress passed amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act which, among other things, established the Office of Subseabed Disposal. The book takes a physical approach to nuclear waste disposal making it different from other books that take a geological viewpoint.

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& Pike, S. Plutonium in groundwater at the k-areaAuthor: Prabhakar Sharma. Geological disposal is the preferred option for the final storage of high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel in most countries. The selected host rock may be different in individual national programs for radioactive-waste management and the engineered barrier systems that protect and isolate the waste may also differ, but almost all programs are considering an engineered by: Geological/hydrogeological criteria primarily control the suitability of waste disposal sites, and the importance of both bedrock and drift geology to the protection of groundwater is underlined.

Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste presents a critical review of designing, siting, constructing and demonstrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radioactive wastes.

It is structured to provide a broad perspective of this multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary topic: providing enough detail for a non-specialist to understand the fundamental principles. Deep-Mined Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Bruce W.D. Yardley, Rodney C.

Ewing, and Robert A. Whittleston – Guest Editors Table of Contents Overview Advertisers Next Issue Topics Overview The construction of geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste will become a major focus of geological.

A deep geological repository is a way of storing toxic or radioactive waste within a stable geologic environment (typically m deep). It entails a combination of waste form, waste package, engineered seals and geology that is suited to provide a high level of long-term isolation and containment without future maintenance.

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The Swedes are successfully using a deep depository but so far the UK has proved short of suitable geological formations. Exporting nuclear waste is .We consider the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in horizontal holes drilled into deep, low-permeable geologic formations using directional drilling technology.

Residual decay heat emanating from these waste forms leads to temperature increases within the drillhole and the surrounding host rock.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chapman, Neil A.

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