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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 addition to the induced fusion experiments, the Soviet scientists have undertaken searches of natural mineral samples for evidence of transuranic elements that may exist in nature.
Held in slowly deteriorating metal, wooden and fiberglass boxes and metal drums, the waste includes tools, rags, clothing, sludge and dirt--anything contaminated with a transuranic element, such as plutonium.
Completed 44 transuranic waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and underwent a recertification audit by EMs Carlsbad Field Office without any major issues, demonstrating TWPC compliance with WIPP waste acceptance criteria.
According to the GAO report, NNSA removed about 79 per cent of the transuranic waste at Los Alamos by last July but the remaining 21 per cent includes buried waste, which officials say will be the most difficult and expensive to address.
During the past 12 months, employees at the TWPC have prepared more than 50 shipments that sent 1,564 drums of transuranic waste for disposal in the geological repository in New Mexico.
They use specially designed casks to carry transuranic material on Interstate 20 through Texas and then to their final destination in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Thats going very well, he said; and Approving the start of construction of a new $288 million underground ventilation system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which is key to increasing shipments of transuranic waste to WIPP from cleanup sites.
One of the largest ripple effects of the WIPP shutdown is being felt at Idaho National Laboratory's desert site, where steel drums filled with transuranic waste are piling up.
The contractor completed a number of EMs key performance goals for Hanford Site cleanup in FY17, including treatment of 2.2 billion gallons of contaminated groundwater, remediation of the 618-10 Burial Ground, and advancement of the sludge removal project in the 100 K Reactor Area; repackaging 280 cubic meters of transuranic mixed and mixed, low-level waste; continued progress in the management of the cesium and strontium capsule project; and completing uranium sequestration injections in the 300 Area.
The Russian uranium enrichment enterprise Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Combine (AECC) admitted at a public hearing in early December that radioactive waste containing uranium, transuranic elements, and uranium fission products are in storage at its "Site 310." But with no detailed plan about what to do next with the waste, the facility and the waste's future remains under debate.
The Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System (SSCVS) will be key to DOEs plans to increase shipments of transuranic waste to WIPP from cleanup sites across the DOE complex.