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Main Title On-Board Corrosion Analysis of a Recovered Nuclear Waste Container.
Author Dexter, S. C. ;
CORP Author Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Marine Studies.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. Technology Assessment Div.
Publisher Aug 79
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-WA-6-99-2767-J; ORP/TAD-79/2;
Stock Number PB93-202927
Additional Subjects Sea water corrosion ; Containers ; Radioactive wastes ; Atlantic Ocean ; Marine disposal ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Materials tests ; Chemical analysis ; Steels ; Cements ; Photographs ; Nuclear waste containers ; Steel drums
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Collation 29p
During the 1976 Atlantic 2800m radioactive waste dumpsite survey, an 80-gallon low-level radioactive waste container was recovered. Within the two hour interval between the time the container first emerged from the ocean until it was encapsulated, the exterior condition of the drum, including the appearance of corrosion product films and attached biological growths, was extensively documented photographically. In the report, representative photographs, as well as the results of limited chemical and biological analyses performed by University of Delaware personnel during the above two hour interval, are presented. These results are discussed in light of previously published deep ocean corrosion data, and recommendations on improving shipboard sampling and analytical procedures are given.