Considerations for the Design and Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility

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Title: Considerations for the Design and Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility

Author(s): J. W. Gindstaff, S. C. St. John, and N. J. Antonas

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 158

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1-18

Keywords: conservation; construction; radiation shielding; radioactivity; reinforced concrete; structural design; wastes; Design

Date: 1/1/1996

Abstract:
Low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) must be disposed of in a manner that safeguards the environment and future generations. To this end, engineers should provide reasonable assurance that the proposed methods of disposal and materials of construction will function as intended throughout the design life. This paper addresses design and construction issues related to concrete for the nation's first commercial, above-grade, engineered LLRW disposal facility.