Container System for Radioactive Waste

Primary Inventor: Stephen J. Agace
Date of Patent Issuance: July 19, 2016
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US, International
Equipment Type: MPC
Docket Number: HOL-059
Publication Number: US 2015/0069274 A1, WO 2013/155520 A1
Application Number: 14/394,233
Patent Number(s)US 9,396,824 B2

Related U.S. Publication Data: Provisional application No. 61/624,066, filed on April 13, 2012.

Abstract: A container system, for radioactive waste and method for using the same is provided. The system includes a canister configured for holding radioactive waste and a lid system. In one embodiment, the lid system comprises a two-part lid assembly including a confinement lid and a shielded lifting lid. The confinement lid is detachably mounted to the confinement lid. In use, the lifting lid supports die confinement lid for lifting and placement on the canister. The lifting lid further shields operators while the confinement lid is mounted to the canister. Thereafter, the lifting lid is removed and may be reused for confinement lid mountings on other canisters. In one embodiment, the confinement lid is bolted to the canister. The canister may be disposed in a protective overpack for transport and storage.