SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1994

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


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.

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Duncan, DR
Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA
Burbank, DA
Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA
Anderson, BC
Westinghouse Waste Isolation Division, Carlsbad, NM
Demiter, JA
Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 103–111
DOI: 10.1520/STP24878S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5265-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1853-9