Unit 3: Disposal of Radioactive Waste

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  • Disposal of Radioactive Waste
    • High Level Waste
      • Used fuel rods
      • Vitrification and concrete storage
      • Air cooling to remove heat
    • Intermediate Level Waste
      • Metal tubes surrounding fuel rods
      • Filters from waste processing
      • Mixed with cement and stored in stainless steel drums
    • Low Level Waste - Solid
      • Contaminated equipment and clothing
      • Thick polythene bags in steel drums in concrete-lined landfill
    • Low Level Waste- Liquid
      • Waste solutions from fuel reprocessing and storage
      • Filtered and discharged
    • Low Level Waste - Gases
      • From used fuel during storage and processing
      • Filtered and released

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