Development of a large container cast of low level radioactive steel
The Community's technological research aims at the setting up of regulatory frameworks within which industrial activities can develop. An example is the reuse/recycling of nuclear metal waste. One of the possible recycling routes is the use of low-level radioactive steel for casting transport and disposal containers for radioactive waste. This route is strongly considered by PTB/BAM for the German Konrad disposal site where packages of up to 10.9 m3 disposal volume of a maximum total weight of up to 20 Mg may be stored. The use of large packages reduces considerably the amount of cutting work required and, consequently, the radiation exposure of the work force. The use of nuclear steel waste for manufacturing transport and disposal containers saves both high cost disposal volume and the consumption of raw steel.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: PATRAM '89, Washington D.C. (US), June 11-16, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34970 ORA
Record Number: 198911148 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en