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Nuclear Waste Disposal Facilitated by Glass Melting Furnaces.

In the latest technological solution to a decades old problem, researchers have determined that using blast furnace slag through a process called vitrification, can reduce the volume of radioactive material by 90%. This astounding breakthrough in nuclear fuel disposal melts waste down into little cubes of glass making it way easier to dispose of. The current treatment method for non-compactableRead more ›

CM Furnaces Helping Solve the Nuclear Fuel Disposal Problem

The U.S. Department of Energy is working to immobilize excess plutonium at its Savannah River Site (SRS) as part of a two track approach for the disposition of weapons usable plutonium. The Plutonium Immobilization process involves the disposition of excess plutonium by incorporation into ceramic pucks. The ceramic pucks, after pressing, are roughly 3-1/2 inches in diameter by 1-3/8 inchesRead more ›