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A specific form of radioactive waste—spent fuel from a nuclear reactor—e.g., a power plant—the most dangerous product of which is plutonium, which (1) Can be used as a core material for producing atomic bombs and (2) Requires disposal in a ‘safe place’

nuclear waste

Any radioactive material produced as an unwanted byproduct of the extraction, conversion, enrichment, fabrication, or use of radionuclides in nuclear reactors.
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After being sued by the nuclear watchdog group Committee to Bridge the Gap, the department has launched an environmental study to help develop a new standard for decommissioning radioactive waste.
ACF has called on all political parties to commit to a detailed independent public Inquiry into the management of Australia's existing radioactive waste and to halt the creation of future waste.
When low-level radioactive waste is disposed of, it is buried in cement after its radiation level is checked, according to Chubu Electric Power.
Novel Hosts for the Immobilization of Special or Unusual Categories of Radioactive Wastes.
The groups are calling on the NRC to consider terminating or suspending the TCEQ's authority to regulate the storage and disposal of low-level radioactive waste and radioactive byproducts in Texas.
Gulledge attributed the high uranium levels at Calabasas Landfill to the natural presence of the element in the soil, rather than to the dumping of radioactive waste.
ANSTO is currently pushing to construct a new nuclear reactor in suburban Sydney and this plan is inextricably linked with the present radioactive waste debate.
5 million curies (Ci) of radioactive waste into ocean waters after 1965.
At present, Augean offers disposal services for low level radioactive waste produced in the UK comprising much of that produced by decommissioning the UK s redundant nuclear research and electricity generation facilities, North Sea oil and gas operators and other industrial producers.
This teaming agreement will allow IMPACT Services and Babcock Services to provide customers with yet another process geared toward reducing the volume of radioactive waste that must be sent for disposal.
The measure took on significance locally after disclosure that low-level radioactive waste from Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory was dumped at three Valley-area landfills.
The Company is a waste-focused logistics provider that specializes in turnkey solutions (including packaging, transportation and disposition) of low-level radioactive waste, non-radioactive hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, and other bulk material.

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