Waste Packages

Waste Packages

Radioactive waste is stored in Storage Facilities in order to Prevent Radiation Hazards. Radioactive waste is stored in a stable state for treatment and volume reduction in each treatment facility or in a state that is difficult to treat. The following major Waste Packages are used.

Incineration Ash Package

Incineration Ash Package
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: incineration ash, ceramic filter ash
weight: 300–400 kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum (JIS Z1600) with concrete lining

Compressed Waste Package

Compressed Waste Package
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: Metal, glass, gum, etc.
weight: 150–250 kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum( JIS Z 1600)

Compressed Waste Package (high dose rate)

Compressed Waste Package (high dose rate)
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: Metal, glass, vinyl, etc.
weight: 500–1000 kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum (JIS Z 1600) with concrete lining

Compressed Waste Package (high dose rate)

Compressed Waste Package (high dose rate)
(1200mmH×1050mmφ)
Contents: Metal, glass, vinyl, etc.
weight: 2000–3000 kg/package
Container:  Concrete Block Container

Dismantled Waste

Dismantled Waste
(1130mmH×1160mm)
Contents: plumbing, bulb, etc.
weight: 800–1600  kg/package
Container:  Steel Box type container

Dismantled Waste (high dose rate)

Dismantled Waste (high dose rate)
(1350mmH×1370mm)
Contents: JPDR dismantled reactor internals
weight: 13400–17000 kg/package
Container:  Spheroidal graphite iron casting (FCD-27) shielded container

Waste Packages (Confirmation to the Technical Standards)

The“Waste Packages(Confirmation to the Technical Standards)” law regulates the disposal of waste packages. The following major Waste Packages(Confirmation to the Technical Standards) are used in storage facilities.

Monolithic Cement-Solidified Waste Package

Monolithic Cement-Solidified Waste Package
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: Concentrated waste
weight: 400–450  kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum (JIS Z 1600)

Bitumen-Solidified Waste Package

Bitumen-Solidified Waste Package
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: Concentrated waste
weight: 300–650  kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum (JIS Z1600) with concrete lining

Molten-solidified waste package

Molten-solidified waste package
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: Receptacle containing slag
weight: ~1000 kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum(JIS Z 1600)

Super compaction waste package

Super compaction waste package
(860mmH×565mmφ)
Contents: Metal
weight: ~1000 kg/package
Container:  200 L steel drum (JIS Z 1600)

Storage Facilities

Storage Facilities are established in two areas at the Nuclear Science Research Institute:the Half Underground Pits and the Reinforced Concrete Building in the Storage Facilities

Category Construction Capacity
Waste Storage
Facility No. 1
Waste Storage Facility L Reinforced Concrete Half Underground Pits about 59,350 drums
(200 L drums)
Waste Storage Facility M-1 Reinforced Concrete Half Underground Pits
Waste Storage Facility M-2 Half Underground Storage Holes
Waste Size Reduction and Storage Facility (Storage Room) Reinforced Concrete (B1F, 1F, 2F) about 22,000 drums
(200 L drums)
Waste Storage
Facility No. 2
Waste Storage Building Ⅰ Reinforced Concrete (B1F, 1F, 2F, 3F) about 58,000 drums
(200 L drums)
Waste Storage Building Ⅱ Reinforced Concrete (B1F, 1F, 2F, 3F)
Waste Storage Facility NL Reinforced Concrete Half Underground Pits
Total about 139,350 drums
(200 L drums)
The waste storage amount as of March 31, 2020 is 130,223 drums(200 L drums ).

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Storage Facility L

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Storage Facility L
Storage image (Waste Storage Facility L)
Storage image (Waste Storage Facility L)

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Storage Facilities M-1and M-2

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Storage Facilities M-1and M-2
Storage image (Waste Storage Facility M-2)
Storage image (Waste Storage Facility M-2)

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Size Reduction and Storage Facility (Storage Room)

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Size Reduction and Storage Facility (Storage Room)
Storage situation (Waste Size Reduction and Storage Facility (Storage Room))
Storage situation (Waste Size Reduction and Storage Facility (Storage Room))

Waste Storage Facility No. 2: Waste Storage Facilities NL, Waste Storage Buildings Ⅰ and Ⅱ

Waste Storage Facility No. 1: Waste Storage Facility L
Storage situation (Waste Storage Building Ⅰ)
Storage situation (Waste Storage Building Ⅰ)
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