A Case Study in Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storageby William Broderick, New York Power Authority, Civil/Geotechnical/Hydraulics Group, White Plains, NY, USA,
Robert J. Rella, New York Power Authority, Civil/Geotechnical/Hydraulics Group, White Plains, NY, USA,
Abstract: Capital funds have been appropriated for the design, engineering, and construction of an interim low-level radioactive waste storage facility. This project is currently in the preliminary design phase with a scheduled engineering completion date of September 1, 1984. Operation of the facility is expected for late 1985. The facility will provide storage space solidified liners, drums, and low specific activity (LSA) boxes at the historic rate of waste generation at the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, which is owned and operated by the New York Power Authority. Materials stored in the facility will be suitable for burial at a licensed burial facility and will be packaged to comply with the Department of Transportation regulations for shipment to a licensed burial ground. Waste shipments from the facility will normally be made on a first-in, first-out basis to minimize the storage time of any liner, drum or LSA Box. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design considerations and operational aspects of this facility, which attributes to its unique design.
Subject Headings: Waste storage | Power plants | Radioactive wastes | Case studies | Storage facilities | Solid wastes | Building design | Linings | Nuclear power | North America | United States | New York
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