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transuranic

, transuranium (tranz″ū-ran′ĭk) (-rā′nē-ŭm) [ trans- + uran(ium) + -ic]
Pert. to a chemical element that has an atomic number greater than 92 (the atomic number of uranium). None of the transuranic elements are stable, and they all decay by radioactivity into other elements. Americium, berkelium, and californium are transuranic elements.
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In my opinion, the only way to properly deal with transuranics is to destroy them," McIntyre said.
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The Department of Energy has never justified the need for doubling the amount of transuranic waste for the experimental program," says Sen.
The Department of Energy recently found that by segregating transuranic waste it could save more than $2 million a year in waste disposal costs.
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According to the sources, DDT and DDE were discovered in Euzal's remains in addition to cadmium, a chemical element, and radioactive elements americium, a transuranic radioactive chemical element, and polonium in Euzal's remains.
Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico for disposal of transuranic waste (TRU).
Department of Energy must remove all transuranic waste (rags and other debris contaminated with radioactive elements heavier than uranium) from the Idaho National Laboratory.