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A Comparison of the Performance of Nuclear Waste Glasses by Modeling

  • B. Grambow (a1) and D. M. Strachan (a2)

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The reprocessing of spent fuel from nuclear reactors and processing of fuels for defense purposes have generated large volumes of high-level liquid waste that need to be immobilized prior to final storage. For immobilization, the wastes must be converted to a less soluble solid, and, although other waste forms exist, glass currently appears to be the choice for the transuranic-containing portion of the reprocessed waste. Once produced, this glass will be sent in canisters to a geologic repository located some 200 to 500 m below the surface of the earth.

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