transuranic


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transuranic

, transuranian, transuranium
(of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
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Low-level waste includes transuranic radioactive materials that have become contaminated by exposure to radiation.
Soon they will have to be comfortable depositing our transuranic waste in a way that will protect our future selves from untold "what ifs.
Transuranic (TRU) waste is not considered to be as hazardous as spent fuel and high-level waste, but it nevertheless requires long-term isolation in a geologic repository.
The CFNS would provide abundant neutrons through fusion to a surrounding fission blanket that uses transuranic waste as nuclear fuel.
Generation IV fast reactors use a proliferations-resistant fuel cycle that is more than 100 times as efficient, and consumes long-lived transuranic elements in radioactive waste to produce electricity.
The x-ray tube-excited NITON XL3t 800 features a 50 kV, 2-watt miniaturized x-ray tube with multiple multi-layer primary filters to provide optimized excitation for elements ranging from chlorine through the transuranic elements.
With the first phase of the nuclear waste removal project expected to wrap up in 2012, INL will remove a total of four acres of scattered transuranic waste from the 40 acre Idaho Falls, Idaho, location through funding from the Department of Energy (DOE).
The program, rolled out by the department in February 2006, calls for the promotion of effective utilization of nuclear energy resources through recycling of spent nuclear fuels from light water reactors and generation of electricity by advanced reactors that consume transuranic elements as part of their fuel, according to Mitsubishi Heavy.
The series offers a powerful X-ray tube, providing optimized excitation of elements ranging from chlorine through the transuranic elements.
The WIPP repository for military transuranic wastes (New Mexico, USA) was the first purpose built geological repository to be successfully licensed and began operating five years ago.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is the only site in the world specially designed for long-term storage of transuranic waste generated by defense-related activities.