May 1, 2013Positive Attitude. Virtuoso: someone who excels in the technique of an art, especially a musical performer Do Now: What does this symbol mean to you?. Radioactive Waste. What is the primary concern associated with solid or liquid radioactive waste?
Penetration energies of different types of nuclear radiation
Although nearly 90%
of radioactive waste
the highest energy
(spent) nuclear fuel
Waste Isolation Pilot (WIPP) Plant Schematic Design
WIPP waste vessels are mechanically emplaced
into holes bored into salt walls
Example of bedrock
Location of major faults
The Russian government (2006)
proposed storing, for payment,
high-level radioactive waste like spent
fuel rods. A good idea?
Remember – neither of these approaches is risk free