radiotoxicity


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radiotoxicity

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Of course, that's not the case, since the rate of radioactive decay reduces the radiotoxicity rapidly on a time scale of tens to hundreds of years.
The process involves the reduced long-term radiotoxicity of spent fuel after partitioning and transmutation.
A plot of radiotoxicity decline with time would show similar form and a similar cross-over time.
One of the key problems identified by experts in implementing Loyola de Palacio's proposals on the management of nuclear waste (see European Report 2747 for further details) is the absence of a common nomenclature to define radioactive waste according to its radioactivity, radiotoxicity, life or precise nature.
He then claimed, in an April 26 press conference on release of the "monograph," that it has always included radiotoxicity and chemiotoxicity, but he admits that it is only a review of literature with no clinical or field studies ever intended.
Such reprocessing significantly reduces the volume and radiotoxicity of the resulting waste stream.
Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop the expertise needed to assess and license new nuclear fuel designs that promise to improve on existing fuels both in terms of proliferation resistance and the quantity and long term radiotoxicity of spent fuel.
This conserves fuel resources and reduces the volume, radiotoxicity and lifetime of high-level radioactive waste.