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Title: Recommendations to the NRC for review criteria for alternative methods of low-level radioactive waste disposal. Task 2B, Earth-mounded concrete bunkers
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntsville Division.
Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Denson, Robert H.
Bean, Dennis L.
Ainsworth, Donnie L.
Bennett, Robert D.
Wamsley, Robert M.
Keywords: Alternative disposal methods
Radioactive waste disposal
Design criteria
Concrete bunkers
Low-level waste
Construction material quality
Safety measures
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-88-4.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The U.S. Army Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and U.S. Army Engineer Division, Huntsville, have developed general design criteria and specific design review criteria for the earth-mounded concrete bunker (EMCB) alternative method of low-level radioactive waste disposal. An EMCB is generally described as a reinforced concrete vault placed below grade, underneath a tumulus, surrounded by filter-blanket and drainage zones. The tumulus is covered over with a low permeability cover layer and top soil with vegetation. Eight major review criteria categories have been developed ranging from the loads imposed on the EMCB structure through material quality and durability considerations. Specific design review criteria have been developed in detail for each of the eight major categories.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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