intermediate-level waste


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intermediate-level waste

n
(General Engineering) radioactive waste material, such as reactor and processing-plant components, that is solidified before being mixed with concrete and stored in steel drums in deep mines or beneath the seabed in concrete chambers. Compare high-level waste, low-level waste
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The shipment includes a dedicated transport cask that contains intermediate-level waste and also a separate container with low-level technological waste, which will be stored at a dedicated site upon arrival in Australia.
The Executive Director of the SERAW pointed out that around 90% of the waste related to the dismantling of the Kozloduy NPP units would be low-level radioactive waste and intermediate-level waste.
Low and intermediate-level waste and materials are held in Wales at Wylfa, Trawsfynydd and Cardiff.
The firm also plan to seek a cheaper alternative to a proposed pounds 10 0mi l l ion treatment plant and store for mos t of t he comple x 's intermediate-level waste.
It also includes plant modifications, equipment supply, and loading of primary and secondary waste, respectively, into multipurpose canisters for the activated material, and into dedicated containers for low- and intermediate-level waste.
Specific topics examined include oxide film aging on alloy 22 in halide containing solutions, enhancement of zirconolite dissolution due to water radiolysis, geopolymers as candidates for immobilization of low- and intermediate-level waste, dissolution testing of a metallic waste form in chlorine brine, and characterization and durability testing of fluidized-bed stream-reformed mineral waste.
Intermediate-level waste, which includes sludge, metals, glass, rubble and other scrap left over from the operation and decommissioning of nuclear plants and machinery, is stored on site at the point of production.
There are currently about 3500 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level waste and 1100 spent fuel rods (high-level waste) stored at Lucas Heights.
Low and intermediate-level waste and materials are held in Wales at Wylfa - where there are plans to build a new nuclear power station - and Trawsfynydd and Cardiff.
Intermediate-level waste will be solidifed in concrete then buried deep underground.
The three-meter-cubed boxes will be used to store safely and securely historic intermediate-level waste (ILW) to be retrieved from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) at the Sellafield site.
Magnox Electric plc, the BNFL company which aims to build the pounds 80m store for intermediate-level waste (ILW), claimed opponents of the plans had engineered the inquiry to examine its decommissioning strategy.

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