Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

A mixed low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste on-site disposal facility (OSDF) was constructed as part of the remediation of the U.S. Department of Energy Feed Material Production Center in Fernald, Ohio. The 56-acre OSDF is fully constructed, filled with waste, and closed. Post-closure monitoring is ongoing. This paper presents the design, construction, and performance of the OSDF. Waste acceptance criteria and waste placement requirements are described. Results from three sets of pre-design field and laboratory investigations are summarized. Currently available performance data for the OSDF’s leachate collection system and leakage detection system are reported. Post-closure monitoring activities are briefly described. The value of this case study is in providing a detailed framework for the conceptual and detailed design of land-based disposal facilities for mixed LLRW and RCRA waste.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Design, Construction, and Performance of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility

Arlington, Virginia

A mixed low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste on-site disposal facility (OSDF) was constructed as part of the remediation of the U.S. Department of Energy Feed Material Production Center in Fernald, Ohio. The 56-acre OSDF is fully constructed, filled with waste, and closed. Post-closure monitoring is ongoing. This paper presents the design, construction, and performance of the OSDF. Waste acceptance criteria and waste placement requirements are described. Results from three sets of pre-design field and laboratory investigations are summarized. Currently available performance data for the OSDF’s leachate collection system and leakage detection system are reported. Post-closure monitoring activities are briefly described. The value of this case study is in providing a detailed framework for the conceptual and detailed design of land-based disposal facilities for mixed LLRW and RCRA waste.