Effect of Ionizing Radiation on the Waste Package Environment

by D. T. Reed, Argonne Natl Lab, Argonne, IL, USA,
R. A. Van Konynenburg, Argonne Natl Lab, Argonne, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The radiolytic production of nitrogen oxides, nitrogen acids and ammonia are discussed in relation to the expected environment in a high-level waste repository that may be constructed at the Yucca Mountain site if it is found to be suitable. Both literature data and repository-relevant data are summarized for air-water vapor systems. The limiting cases of a dry air and a pure water vapor gas phase are also discussed. Design guidelines and recommendations, based solely on the potential consequence of radiation enhancement of corrosion, are given.

Subject Headings: Radiation | Waste management | Radioactive wastes | Nitrogen | Nutrient pollution | Corrosion | Ammonia | Acids | Nevada | United States

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