More On Nuclear Waste

Posted by
DA Morgan on Jul 16, 2002 at 16:20

I didn't go trolling for it ... this is from today's Science Daily.

The site once served as a disposal area for a now-closed facility that laundered radionuclide-contaminated garments. The facility had three discharge-absorption beds that accepted about 40 million gallons of waste over ten-years from 1945-1961. The waste contained inorganic compounds and radionuclides, including americium, plutonium, uranium, strontium, and tritium. The area was selected for the demonstration because of its variety of contaminants. The central section of the northernmost absorption bed, an area roughly 20 feet long, 30 feet wide and 22 feet deep, was vitrified in April 2000."

Only 40 million gallons of waste treated at one plant.

Did I say waste? Must be a mistake as according to some there is no waste.

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