Department of Energy Savannah River Site

The Accura Geotechnical Laboratory executed three projects at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Caroline performing Treatability Studies to examine the Leachability Indexes of Radioisotopes in stabilized soil/grout mix designs.
This work involved extensive testing of mix designs for geotechnical properties, and radiochemical and environmental constituents as a part of the bench, pilot, and full scale implementation of the solidification/stabilization process.

These projects also involved exposing samples to high doses of irradiation as well as special American Nuclear Society (ANS) leaching procedures.

Some of the tests performed by the geotechnical laboratory included: unconfined compressive strength, hydraulic conductivity, shrink-swell, Atterberg Limits, particle sizing and others.