This step produces energy, but it does not destroy highly radiotoxic
, transuranic, long-lived waste, what the scientists call "sludge."
They compared radiotoxic
hazard of these compounds determining the amount of water needed for diminishing the content of each radioactive element to the level that would correspond to the drinking water standards .
As the use of highly radiotoxic
alpha-emitting isotopes is not currently common practice in hospitals, strict requirements need to be respected to allow the large-scale application of this technology.State-of-the art genomics and proteomics are expected to provide a sound understanding of the governing processes in the application of alpha-emitters and other radioactive isotopes.
When speaking in Cardiff, defence analyst and nuclear expert Professor Frank Barnaby said: "Tritium is more radiotoxic
than the authorities admit .