Waste gets the cold shoulder

Odriscoll, Cath
August 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;8/14/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 31, p35
Trade Publication
This article reports on a study on a quicker route to remove radioactive waste, which was conducted by Claus Rolls and colleagues at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. The radioactive waste is to be removed by cooling it to temperatures similar to those of a standard kitchen freezer. The study uses radium-226, which is a hazardous component of spent nuclear fuel. Although the results are only in theory, in practice this would cut the need for expensive and difficult underground burial.


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