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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
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
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
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
Haley, nuke industry leaders tout SC as ideal for next-generation plants

...paper.Singh said that under his company's design, spent reactor fuel would be stored underground in stainless steel canisters within the five-acre site. Spent fuel from 100 years of operation could be contained in a space 30 feet wide by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-06-19/haley-nuke-industry-leaders-t
SRS awaits Energy Department nuclear waste strategy

...officials brief Congress on a new national disposal strategy.Currently, the site's inventory includes about 3,100 steel canisters of stabilized waste that, until the Obama administration canceled the Yucca Mountain project in 2010, were to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-06-25/srs-awaits-energy-department
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
Plutonium disposal strategy debated

...Processing Facility, where radioactive waste is blended with glass (a process called vitrification) and stored in steel canisters.Also in the modifications to the environmental impact statement are provisions to evaluate the effects of using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-07-16/plutonium-disposal-strat
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