Feasibility of LLW & ILW-SL Landfill In AL-Tuwaitha Site_Iraq
Hussein saadi A. AL-Daffaie1, Y. K. Bind2, Emad S. Shamsaldin3

1Er. Hussein Saadi A. AL-Daffaie, Department of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, SHIATS, College of Engineering, Ministry of Science and Technology, (Baghdad), Iraq.
2Er. Y.K. Bind, Department of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, SHIATS, College of Engineering, Allahabad (U.P), India.
3Dr. Emad S. Shamsaldin, Director, Radioactive Waste Treatment and Management Directorate, Ministry of Science and Technology, (Baghdad), Iraq.
Manuscript received on 6 April 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 April 2014 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2014 | PP: 47-54 | Volume-3 Issue-11, April 2014 | Retrieval Number: K15880431114/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present study is the effort of investigating the safe disposal of radioactive waste to save the people of Iraq from the bad effect of radioactivity. Iraq has suffered from many destructive wars in recent past in the year of 1991 and 2003. Lots of radioactive wastes were generated as a consequence of these wars. Radioactive wastes are divided in three categories LowLevel Radioactive Waste (LLW), Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste (ILW) and High-Level Radioactive Wastes (HLW). HLW have life span of more than 10000 years hence it is quite difficult to find any site for safe disposal of HLW wastes since it needs to be buried in deep mines whereas it is relatively easy to isolate LLW and ILW wastes in manmade repositories. This paper assesses the suitability of AL-Tuwaitha site, which is small town located south of Baghdad city to be used as the sits for confining the radioactive wastes. The suitability of location of site from geotechnical and geological point of view was studied from three and six borehole data’s respectively. It was found from the study of selected area that site is suitable for the construction of hazardous waste landfill.
Keywords: Low- Level Radioactive Waste, Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste, High-Level Radioactive Wastes, Landfill.

Scope of the Article: High Performance Concrete