Researchers turn low-level nuclear waste into glass

The Cold War left behind significant amounts of low-level nuclear waste, but the future may be a bit cleaner thanks to a team of scientists at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), who have vitrified low-level radioactive waste for the first time in a continuous process. In a laboratory set up, 3 gal (11.4 L) of waste taken from a tank at the decommissioned Hanford Site nuclear production complex in Washington state was turned into a form of durable glass that immobilizes the radioactive and chemical compounds inside... Continue Reading Researchers turn low-level nuclear waste into glass Category: Environment Tags: Glass Nuclear PNNL Waste Related Articles: Mimicking nature turns sewage into biocrude oil in minutes Now fish can charge their own tracking tags Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harv

Researchers turn low-level nuclear waste into glass

The Cold War left behind significant amounts of low-level nuclear waste, but the future may be a bit cleaner thanks to a team of scientists at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Gizmag

PNNL successfully vitrifies three gallons of radioactive tank waste

In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have vitrified low-activity waste from underground storage tanks at Hanford, ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Phys.org

Why Radioactive Waste Is Being Melted into Glass

Dangerous radioactive waste has been trapped inside solid glass in a first-of-its-kind demonstration, according to a statement from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in southeastern ...

Mon 21 May 18 from Livescience

Three gallons of radioactive tank waste vitrified last month

Approximately three gallons of low-activity Hanford tank waste were vitrified at PNNL's Radiochemical Processing Laboratory in April. The laboratory-scale demonstration is an important step ...

Wed 16 May 18 from ScienceDaily

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