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Title: DWPF Safely Dispositioning Liquid Waste

The only operating radioactive waste glassification plant in the nation, the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) converts the liquid radioactive waste currently stored at the Savannah River Site (SRS) into a solid glass form suitable for long-term storage and disposal. Scientists have long considered this glassification process, called “vitrification,” as the preferred option for treating liquid radioactive waste.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1242510
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
SRS (Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES RADIOACTIVE LIQUID WASTE; DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY (DWPF); VITRIFICATION; SALT WASTE; STORAGE