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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-
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
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
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
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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Used fuel reprocessing resumes at SRS H Canyon

...to the site's "tank farm" for storage until it is mixed with glass and "vitrified" and permanently sealed in steel canisters. Swain said the project should be completed in late 2013.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-06/used-fuel-reprocessing-resume
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
Carrying SRS waste isn't life in fast lane

...waste from a glassification plant to a storage site. Since it was built in 1988, the vehicle has hauled 2,300 steel canisters containing 9 million pounds of radioactive waste stabilized by a process that blends the deadly material with glass...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2007-05-21/carrying-srs-waste-isnt-life-
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