Development of Multi-Purpose Containers for Managing LLW/VLLW from D&D

제염해체 방사성폐기물 관리를 위한 다목적 용기의 개발

  • Received : 2015.12.18
  • Accepted : 2016.02.24
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Radioactive waste container designs should comply with the requirements for safety (i.e., transportation, storage, disposal) and other criteria such as economics and technology. These criteria are also applicable to the future management of the large amount of LLW and VLLW to arise from decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear power plants, which have different features compared to that of wastes from operation and maintenance (O&M). This paper proposes to develop a set of standard containers of multi-purpose usage for transportation, storage and disposal. The concepts of the containers were optimized for management of D&D wastes in consideration of national system for radioactive waste management, in particular the Gyeongju Repository and associated infrastructures. A set of prototype containers were designed and built : a soft bag for VLLW, two metallic containers for VLLW/LLW (a standard IP2 container for sea transport and ISO container for road transport). Safety analyses by simulation and tests of these designs show they are in compliance with the regulatory requirements. A further development of a container with concrete is foreseen for 2016.


Radioactive waste;LLW and VLLW;Standard ISO containers;D&D waste


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Supported by : Korea Energy Technology Evaluation Program (KETEP)