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Main Title Development of a Working Set of Waste Package Performance Criteria for Deepsea Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste.
Author Columbo, P. ; Fuhrmann, M. ; Neilson, Jr., R. M. ; Sailor, V. L. ;
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number BNL-51525; EPA-520/1-82-007;
Stock Number PB83-184010
Additional Subjects Regulations ; Requirements ; Packaging ; Criteria ; Performance standards ; Containers ; Radioactive isotopes ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Marine disposal ; Low-level radioactive wastes ; Public Law 92-532 ; Environment protection ; Pollution laws ; Radiation protection laws
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-184010 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 65p
The United States ocean dumping regulations developed pursuant to PL92-532, the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, as amended, provide for a general policy of isolation and containment of low-level radioactive waste after disposal into the ocean. In order to determine whether any particular waste packaging system is adequate to meet this general requirement, it is necessary to establish a set of performance criteria against which to evaluate a particular packaging system. These performance criteria must present requirements for the behavior of the waste in combination with its immobilization agent and outer container in a deepsea environment. This report presents a working set of waste package performance criteria, and includes a glossary of terms, characteristics of low-level radioactive waste, radioisotopes of importance in low-level radioactive waste, and a summary of domestic and international regulations which control the ocean disposal of these wastes.