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ABOVE GRADE DISPOSAL UNIT [1 record]

Record 1 1996-03-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Nuclear Waste Materials
  • Waste Management
CONT

One example of a relatively complex layered cap is that proposed for the tumulus waste disposal facility at West Valley, New York. It is an above grade disposal unit which will be built in clay till and has an engineered cap.

OBS

See also "tumulus disposal" (which is an example of an abovegrade disposal unit), "aboveground storage" and "disposal unit" in TERMIUM.

OBS

The term "disposal" is very often used interchangeably with the term "storage". However, these two terms should be distinguished, as "disposal" refers to permanent disposal. In the present case, "storage" is better.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Déchets nucléaires
  • Gestion des déchets
OBS

[...] le stockage en surface pour les déchets de faible activités à vie courte et le stockage en profondeur pour le stockage des déchets à vie longue.

OBS

Voir aussi «(stockage en) tumulus» dans TERMIUM.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Desechos nucleares
  • Gestión de los desechos
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