Since then, the site has received 12,000 shipments totaling more than 171,000 disposal canisters filled with nearly 9,100 cubic feet of transuranic
This kind of education is what students need to begin solving the many serious problems we face today, including climate change, Ebola, and of course, the half-life of transuranic
Both the transuranic
and medical wastes were processed in the tandem microwave.
Seaborg, an American chemist who died in 1999, played a central role in discovering and isolating ten transuranic
elements (including plutonium, americam, and californium), worked on the Manhattan Project, proposed the addition of the actinide series to the Periodic Table, shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951, and served as chancellor of University of California, Berkeley and chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (http://en.
DOE generally funded four types of projects: decontaminating or demolishing facilities, removing contamination from soil and groundwater, packaging and disposing of transuranic
and other wastes, and supporting the maintenance and treatment of liquid tank wastes.
They can run on a variety of fuels and can even burn transuranic
waste produced at other reactors.
When the cleanup effort began, "it was not appreciated how hard it was going to be," says Micah Lowenthal, a National Research Council staff member who worked on that group's 2005 report Risk and Decisions about Disposition of Transuranic
and High-Level Radioactive Waste.
After a great deal of statewide controversy, although with consistent local support, Congress authorized WIPP in 1979 to hold defense-related transuranic
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use a hybrid of nuclear fusion-fission to eliminate most of the transuranic
waste produced by nuclear power plants, and contribute to a carbon-free energy future.
We face an impending high-level nuclear waste crisis (not to mention low-level and transuranic
The elaborate US-initiated Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) seeks to increase plutonium separation capacity around the world while successfully commercializing fast-neutron reactors that would effectively burn up the plutonium and associated transuranic
elements produced in the process (thus reducing total volume of waste) by coordinating the efforts of interested national governments.
elements with long half-lives are also produced, but it may be possible to render them innocuous; until this can be done, they will have to be stored.