DOE Starting Up Nuke Waste Processing Plant At Idaho Site

May 2012
Energy Daily;5/9/2012, Issue 90, p6
This article reports on the decision of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to authorize the startup of a complex waste processing plant at the Idaho National Laboratory to meet a December 2012 cleanup deadline. The plant, called the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, is needed to stabilize highly radioactive sodium-bearing liquid that has been stored in underground tanks. The agency is considering to dispose of the canisters as transuranic waste at its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.


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