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Kurion, Inc. Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass for Safer Long-Term Storage

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Photo via Shutterstock One of the greatest challenges facing the nuclear power industry is the question of what to do with the dangerous radioactive waste it creates. California-based Kurion, Inc. proposes “vitirification”, or the process of turning waste into glass. Preferable to storing liquid material in tanks which can leak, the glass stabilizes the toxic [...]




 

 

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One of the greatest challenges facing the nuclear power industry is the question of what to do with the dangerous radioactive waste it creates. California-based Kurion, Inc. proposes “vitirification”, or the process of turning waste into glass. Preferable to storing liquid material in tanks which can leak, the glass stabilizes the toxic byproducts and makes it easier and safer to store.

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