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Dangerous sodium reactor spent fuel dissolved at Savannah River Site

...Chronicle archives.The fuel was dissolved with other high-aluminum fuel from L-Area. The solution will be transferred to the Defense Waste Processing Facility at SRS, where it will be vitrified and permanently sealed in steel canisters.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/dangerous-sodium-reactor-spe
SRS nuclear waste processing sets record in 2012

...high-level nuclear waste into glass logs sealed in steel canisters set a production record this year.The 275 canisters...material is "vitrified" in glass and sealed inside steel canisters. At the beginning of 2012, about 3,339 canisters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-14/srs-nuclear-waste-processing-
Nuclear waste "melter" placed on standby at SRS plant

...the heart of the facility that blends high-level radioactive waste into molten glass that is poured into stainless steel canisters for long-term storage.The processing plant is now using the second melter of its 17-year history. A third device...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-26/nuclear-waste-melter-placed-s
Savannah River Remediation President Ken Rueter shares 2014 outlook

...Waste Processing Facility, which mixes waste with glass in a process called vitrification and seals the material in steel canisters.During the month, the facility filled 40 canisters ? surpassing the previous record of 37 canisters produced in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-18/savannah-river-remediation-pr
Savannah River Site not concerned by leak at other site

...accounts for much of the volume, but the sludge is the most radioactive and much more dangerous. That material is sent to the Defense Waste Pro ces sing Facility at SRS, where it is "vitrified" in glass and sealed in steel canisters.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-30/savannah-river-site-not-conce
MOX future questioned as federal budgets shrink

...billion."It might be cheaper and faster, he said, to vitrify the unwanted plutonium in glass to be sealed in steel canisters, as the site's Defense Waste Processing Facility has successfully done with other materials since 1996, processing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-14/mox-future-questioned-federal
Canada to ship highly enriched uranium to SRS

...that would be disposed of in the site's Saltstone Facility, and enough high-level waste to fill an additional 24 steel canisters produced by the site's Defense Waste Processing Facility. Those quantities translate to about one additional month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-02/canada-ship-highly-enriched-u
Waste piles up amid wait for new home

...Waste Processing Facility cranked out 260 stainless steel canisters packed with logs of glass-encased atomic sludge...with glass poured into 10-foot-tall stainless steel canisters. Since it started production in 1996, the Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/14/met_447291.shtml
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Upgrade should boost nuclear task

...wastes into a solid glass form suitable for long-term storage and permanent disposal. The glass is then encased in steel canisters.During the facility's 10-year history, annual production has averaged 215 canisters. By 2012, the goal will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-04-29/upgrade-should-boost-nuclear
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Updates will double waste processed at SRS facility

...wastes into a solid glass form suitable for long-term storage and permanent disposal. The glass is then encased in steel canisters.During the facility's 10-year history, annual production has averaged 215 canisters. By 2012, the goal will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-29/updates-will-double-waste-pro
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