Onsite Storage Facility for Low Level Radwaste

by Melvin G. Maxwell, TVA, Knoxville, TN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Nuclear Facilities


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has designed and constructed an onsite storage facility for low level radwaste (LLRW) at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in northern Alabama. The paper addresses the function of this facility and provides a complete description of the reinforced concrete storage modules which are the principal structural elements of the facility. The loads and loading combinations for the design of the storage modules are defined to include the foundation design parameters. Other aspects of the modules that are addressed are; the structural roof elements that provide access to the modules, shielding requirements for the LLRW, and tornado missile considerations.

Subject Headings: Storage facilities | Radioactive wastes | Waste storage | Structural members | Load combinations | Load factors | Industrial facilities | Waste disposal | United States | Tennessee | Alabama

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