low-level waste


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low-level waste

Low-level radioactive waste A specific form of man-made radioactive waste for which there is reasonable assurance that public exposure–should it occur, presents only a fraction of the current dose limits. See Plutonium, Radioactive waste. Cf High-level waste.
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If low-level waste is discovered it will be taken to Drigg, near Sellafield.
EnergySolutions is uniquely qualified to manage the low-level waste repository near Drigg, to provide expertise for the UK's national low-level waste programme, and to assist the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority with the UK's environmental restoration programme.
greater special precautions and work practices are needed if the reactor is removed before the radioactivity has sufficiently reduced to make it low-level waste.
By March 2005, DOE was on track or ahead of schedule for many of the 16 cleanup activities it measures, including packaging nuclear materials for disposition, disposing of low-level waste, and removing buildings.
The low-level waste, which is the waste that is mildly contaminated, goes to a couple different depositories in the country.
Eighty per cent is low-level waste - one per cent is high-level waste.
Private and public institutions that generate radioactive waste said the idea of sending some low-level waste to some landfills is worth investigating.
47 billion years, (36) and the appropriate isolation time for most low-level waste is a few centuries.
Federal Low-Level Waste Management Milestone Date Action Required July 1, 1986 States ratify regional compact, or certify intent to "go-it-alone.
The indigenous population of the area nominated by Pangea is already mobilised, fighting against the domestic low-level waste dump slated for their land, and now rightly indignant at the Pangea proposal.
It must be low-level waste, or incineration would be the worst thing you could do," he said.
We just don't keep that kind of data," says Bob Nelson, chief of the low-level waste and regulation issues section in the NRC's Division of Waste Management.
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