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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
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
Appears on pages(s): 1-18
Keywords: conservation; construction; radiation shielding; radioactivity; reinforced concrete; structural design; wastes; Design
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.
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