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Title: Process for immobilizing plutonium into vitreous ceramic waste forms

Disclosed is a method for converting spent nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium into a vitreous ceramic final waste form wherein spent nuclear fuel is bound in a crystalline matrix which is in turn bound within glass.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870803
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5597516
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; immobilizing; plutonium; vitreous; ceramic; waste; forms; disclosed; method; converting; spent; nuclear; fuel; surplus; final; form; bound; crystalline; matrix; glass; waste form; nuclear fuel; spent nuclear; waste forms; ceramic waste; vitreous ceramic; ceramic final; surplus plutonium; immobilizing plutonium; final waste; crystalline matrix; converting spent; /252/501/588/

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