The separation of radioactive waste materials into their chemical components
is at the heart of all efforts to reduce the volume of nuclear waste. An abstract
is offered for the recently published Chemical Separations in Nuclear Waste Management:
The State of the Art and a Look to the Future.
This topic addresses
dissolvable PVA-based protective
garments. This technology has received
substantial industry interest as
a result of EPRI's Low-Level Waste
Conference held in Colorado Springs during
June 2002. A draft report was
released by EPRI for industry comment
and this channel focuses on the
content of the document.
As a result of recent discoveries of cracked and leaking penetration nozzles in
the top of reactor pressure vessels, NRC is investigating the structural
integrity of reactor vessel head penetrationsat 69 pressurized water reactors.