transuranic


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transuranic

, transuranian, transuranium
(of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
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The key to finding a new transuranic element is the observation of a source of nuclear fission or of alpha-particle decay that does not correspond to any nuclear species already known.
They therefore would become "burner" reactors for fissioning the plutonium and the minor transuranic elements, neptunium, americium, and curium, recovered from spent fuel from light water reactors.
The national dialogue process began with a series of regional pilot field workshops, followed by subnational forums to formulate public values and principles surrounding the transportation and disposal of nuclear materials, including plutonium, spent nuclear fuel, and transuranic waste.
High-level waste is "thousands to millions of times more radioactive" than transuranic waste, Hancock said.
Officials hope the new infrastructure will help finish the job of treating some 65,000 cubic meters of Idaho's transuranic nuclear waste before a 2018 deadline.
Department of Transportation to make necessary repairs to New Mexico roads used for the transportation of transuranic waste to WIPP in the southeastern portion of New Mexico.
The facility is used to store transuranic waste left over from nuclear weapons research and testing operations from our past defense activities.