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 proposal calls for burying low- and intermediate-level waste such as clothing, brooms and discarded machinery--some of which could remain dangerously toxic for thousands of years--about 2,230 feet underground.
The repository will be a near-surface trench-type facility featuring multi-barrier protection for the storage of low- and intermediate-level waste (LLW/ILW) in reinforced concrete packages.
Low and intermediate-level waste and materials are held in Wales at Wylfa, Trawsfynydd and Cardiff.
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.
In the EU, more than 85% of the generated volume of radioactive waste is constituted by short-lived low and intermediate-level waste (LILW) and about 5% by long-lived LILW.
Fortum also started the expansion of the low- and intermediate-level waste repository 110 m deep in the bedrock in late summer 2010.
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.
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.

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