STP1194: Application of Service Examinations to Transuranic Waste Container Integrity at the Hanford Site

    Duncan, DR
    Principal Engineer, Principal Engineer, and Principal Scientist, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA

    Burbank, DA
    Principal Engineer, Principal Engineer, and Principal Scientist, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA

    Anderson, BC
    Retired Principal Engineer, Westinghouse Hanford CompanyWestinghouse Waste Isolation Division, RichlandCarlsbad, WANM

    Demiter, JA
    Principal Engineer, Principal Engineer, and Principal Scientist, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1994


    Abstract

    Transuranic waste containers in retrievable storage trenches at the Hanford Site and their storage environment are described. The containers are of various types, predominantly steel 0.21-m3 (55-gal) drums and boxes of many different sizes and materials. The storage environment is direct soil burial and aboveground storage under plastic tarps with earth on top of the tarps. Available data from several transuranic waste storage sites are summarized and degradation rates are projected for containers in storage at the Hanford Site.

    Keywords:

    corrosion, drum, soil, soil exposure, steel


    Paper ID: STP24878S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24878S


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