HKNIC - Nuclear Waste Disposal
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Nuclear Waste Disposal

The fission products and the small quantities of transmutation products extracted from spent nuclear fuel are highly radioactive relative to other radioactive waste products produced in the nuclear fuel cycle and classified as a high level waste or HLW. While such material needs to be stored away from the environment to allow its radioactivity to decline to a level similar to its originating material, efforts are being made to develop technology to render the material so as to shorten the storage period.

More information on the subject can be found in Spent Fuel and Nuclear Waste at Daya Bay and Managing Nuclear Waste.

Nuclear Waste Disposal

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