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Low-level radioactive solid waste from the decommissioning of nuclear installations, if transported and disposed of in large containers, requires less cutting work and therefore less radiation exposure of the work-force. The use of steel waste from decommissioning for manufacturing large transport and/or disposal containers is a promising route for recycling that waste, for reducing storage volume and for lessening demand for new resources. It has been demonstrated that it is possible to cast transport and disposal containers for radioactive wastes by using carbon steel waste originating from nuclear installations. A prototype has fulfilled all conditions to reach the qualification as a type A package according to the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material as well as the preliminary conditions of the final repository Konrad.

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Authors: DEIPENAU H, Siempelkamp Giesserei GmbH & Co., Krefeld (DE);SEIDLER M, NIS Ingenieur Gesellschaft MBH, Hanau (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12795 EN (1990) 37 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1559-6
Record Number: 199011216 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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