radioactive waste

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useless radioactive materials that are left after some laboratory or commercial process is completed

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The credibility of the nuclear industry was shaken last night after the estimated cost of cleaning up Britain's atomic waste was raised by a further pounds 10bn.
Italy has no permanent repository to bury low-level atomic waste and has been looking overseas for help.
One million people saw the impressive Trash People exhibition, which will be installed in the future in Rome, New York, Santiago de Chile and the Antarctic, having already appeared in Moscow's Red Square, on the Great Wall of China, in front of the Pyramids of Giza, at an altitude of 2,800 metres on the Matterhorn in Switzerland, some 880 metres below ground at the Gorleben atomic waste site in Germany and at the Grand Place in Brussels.
They say that the Government should rethink its plans to carry out tests to bury atomic waste in underground chambers in Hereford and Worcester in light of recent tremors.
Both courses of action are preferable to stocking up piles of atomic waste.
But atomic waste is collecting at 131 minimally secured sites in the United States--and many others around the world-and the need to contain the threat continues to mount.
Department of Energy's (DOE) suspension of a planned transcontinental atomic waste train shipment as being simply too vulnerable.
Says D'Arrigo: "Bush wants more nuclear power, and we are being told we'll have to do our part by accepting atomic waste in our daily use items.
The days of burying atomic waste in Switzerland could be numbered.
From this atomic waste the people of Nagasaki confront the world and cry out: No more war
The hidden trainloads of atomic waste kill her lawn and bubble to the surface in pools of red liquid to stain her garage floor.
Supporters of the bill to create a temporary site in Nevada to store spent fuel from nuclear power plants along with other atomic waste until a permanent site is selected also claimed victory.
Although some of this atomic waste can remain lethal for an estimated 250,000 years, experts believe that so much geological change will take place over 10,000 years "that it is pointless to try to plan for longer.
ROBOTS will sweep seabeds near axed nuclear power plant Dounreay for atomic waste.
Meanwhile, the UK nuclear industry is drawing up secret plans to postpone solving Britain's atomic waste crisis for up to 1,000 years.