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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Shinko Mimura to agree to a plan to store the low-level waste at Japan Nuclear Fuel's facility in Aomori Prefecture.
If low-level waste is discovered it will be taken to Drigg, near Sellafield.
Swedish nuclear technology company Studsvik AB (OMX Stockholm:SVIK) declared on Monday that it has signed a contract with Italy-based SOGIN, valued at approximately SEK73m, for the treatment and conditioning of organic low-level waste.
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.
Each can compact hazardous waste and/or low-level waste within 55- or 85-gallon drums.
Private and public institutions that generate radioactive waste said the idea of sending some low-level waste to some landfills is worth investigating.
The quantity of solid radioactive waste generated by the various workshops is in the order of 70 tonnes a year, all of which is low-level waste.
Inert coolant gas minimizes low-level waste by reducing equipment contamination.
Last Christmas it emerged low-level waste containers from Dounreay had been 'recycled' and were being used to make a Santa's Grotto for local children
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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