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Re: Officials say 6 barrels of waste in Texas tied to nuke dump leak
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 06:15:12 AM »
Don't you guys cast your barrels?

SOP here for nuclear waste is to put the slop after separation of the useful isotopes into 20 gallon barrels, then cast the barrels in lead glass blocks. They go about a mile underground, each layer covered in and surrounded by a sand/graphite mix. Still toxic as hell, but less than bare waste.
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Re: Officials say 6 barrels of waste in Texas tied to nuke dump leak
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 06:31:19 AM »
Don't you guys cast your barrels?

SOP here for nuclear waste is to put the slop after separation of the useful isotopes into 20 gallon barrels, then cast the barrels in lead glass blocks. They go about a mile underground, each layer covered in and surrounded by a sand/graphite mix. Still toxic as hell, but less than bare waste.

There is a new thing catching on. Its called geomelting.Geomelting is the process by which dangerous, contaminated material (such as radioactive waste and heavy metals) is mixed with clean soil and melted down to create an extremely hard glass product. I believe that you are describing that method. You can see a form of it at the "Trinity" site in Los Alamos. The sand around the "Trinity" site and other sites has turned into glass
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