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Process for immobilizing plutonium into vitreous ceramic waste forms

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
5,597,516
January 28, 1997
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Disclosed is a method for converting spent nuclear fuel and surplus plutonium into a vitreous ceramic final waste form wherein spent nuclear fuel is bound in a crystalline matrix which is in turn bound within glass.
Feng; Xiangdong (Richland, WA), Einziger; Robert E. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 514,308
August 11, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.