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Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement

United States Patent

April 14, 1998
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A process and apparatus is provided for removing radioactive material from a glovebox, placing the material in a stainless steel storage vessel in communication with the glovebox, and sealing the vessel with a welded plug. The vessel is then severed along the weld, a lower half of the plug forming a closure for the vessel. The remaining welded plug half provides a seal for the remnant portion of the vessel and thereby maintains the sealed integrity of the glovebox.
Maxwell; David N. (Aiken, SC), Hones; Robert H. (Evans, GA), Rogers; M. Lane (Aiken, SC)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC)
08/ 546,566
October 20, 1995
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-88SR18035 between the U.S. Department of Energy (D.O.E.) and Westinghouse Savannah River Company.