||Technical Support of Standards for High-Level Radioactive Waste Management. Volume B. Engineering Controls.
||Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Management planning ;
Environmental surveys ;
Radioactive wastes ;
Cost analysis ;
Radioactive waste disposal ;
State of the art
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This report is the result of work performed under the second part (Task B) of a four-part contract to gather technical information to evaluate enviornmental acceptablity of various options for disposing high-level wastes. The other tasks are: A-Source Term Characterization; C-Assessment of Migration Pathways; D-Assessment of Accidental Pathways. The scope of work for Task B was divided into 2 major steps: analysis of technology for engineering control of high-level wastes, and projections of costs for various alternative disposal technologies. Primary emphasis has been placed in non-reprocessed spent fuel. Brief consideration has been given to lower-level transuranic contaminated wastes which arise primarily from plutonium fuel fabrication and reprocessing plants. The objective of this limited review is to provide some insight into the state of the art for applying engineering controls to such wastes, including, where necessary, direct burial with high-level wastes in a geologic disposal facility.