An experiment conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States to dispose of radioactive heavy level waste.
United States USA Date:1969 Duration:4 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary depicts disposal of high level waste in salt mines in the United States for radioactive waste. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A man works on a machine and conducts a test. He operates the machine. A board reads' Project Salt Vault'. High level solidified waste. A truck carries canned fuel element for an experiment. A salt mine. A ground crew comes and collects data. Interior of the mine. A man conducts the experiment. Fuel assembly array located in different sections of the mine. An electronic heated control array. Canned fuel element for demonstration is unloaded from a special carrier. It is placed vertically over a shaft. Underground crew operates a transporter control. The can is lowered. An animation shows the can being lowered and mounted on a fuel canned transporter. A check for radiation leakage is made after the transporter doors are closed. The crew moves back to the room where the experiment is conducted. A crew man removes the radio active container from a transporter cask. The cask in lowered and a hoist cable is disconnected. The transporter carries the fuel can to the experiment room. The fuel can is kept in a hole. The crew moves and operates a remote control.
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