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Technical Aspects Related to the Design and Construction of Engineered Containment Barriers for Environmental Remediation

Technical Reports Series No. 493

English STI/DOC/010/493 ¦ 978-92-0-149522-8

163 pages ¦ 54 figures ¦ € 60.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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Containment barrier systems are among the most widely used technologies for remediating contaminated sites. Various structures have been engineered to address site-specific needs, while barrier selection depends largely on whether regulatory requirements are prescriptive, or performance based. This publication provides an introduction to the design and construction of different containment barriers for low-level radioactive waste generated from remediation activities: basal (bottom) liners, final covers, in situ vertical barriers and in situ permeable reactive barriers. Practical aspects of each structure are discussed in theoretical case studies, which allow remediation project designers, implementers and regulators to make more informed decisions about the use of these barriers.

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Technical Aspects, Design and Construction, Engineered Containment Barriers, Environmental Remediation, Radioactive Waste Disposal, Environmental Aspects, Engineered Barrier Systems, Nuclear Facilities, Containment Barrier Systems, Remediating Contaminated Sites, Different Containment Barriers, Low-Level Radioactive Waste, Remediation Activities, Basal Liners, Final Covers, In Situ Vertical Barriers, In Situ Permeable Reactive Barriers, PRBs, Bottom Waste Containment Barriers, Resistive Barrier Covers, Evapotranspiration Covers, Hybrid Covers, Vertical Containment Barriers, Funnel and Gate Systems, Multiple Reactive Zones in Series, PRB Configurations, Case Studies, Performance Based Approach, Waste Containment Liners, Types of Liner System, Performance Monitoring, Types of Cover, Typical Configurations, Methods of Installation, Site Characterization, Treatability Studies, Review

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