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Main Title Alternative Disposal Concepts for High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Waste Disposal.
Author Altomare, Philip ; Bernardi, Robert ; Gabriel, David ; Nainan, Daniel ; Parker, William ;
CORP Author MITRE Corp., McLean, VA. METREK Div.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. Div. of Criteria and Standards.
Year Published 1979
Report Number MTR-7718; EPA-68-01-3997; ORP/CSD-79-1;
Stock Number PB80-143985
Additional Subjects Transuranium elements ; Radioactive wastes ; Waste disposal ; Radioactive waste processing ; Ice ; Radioactive waste disposal ; High-level radioactive wastes ; Marine disposal ; Underground disposal ; Space missions ; Radioactive waste management
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-143985 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 284p
Various alternatives have been proposed for the disposal of high-level and transuranic radioactive waste generated from the nuclear electric power industry and the U.S. Defense program. The most advanced disposal option, and the one under active development, is the U.S. owned and operated deep-mined geologic repository. This report reviews the primary alternative concepts to the geologic repository, their present state-of-development and, to the extent possible, their environmental implications. The concepts included are: transmutation, extraterrestrial disposal, seabed disposal, ice sheet disposal, and other continental geologic disposal. Projections of radioactive waste quantities and technologies for partitioning and fractionation of the waste are also discussed.