Low-Level Radioactive Waste

Radioactive Waste

High-Level Waste

When nuclear materials are used for either industrial, medical or scientific processes,...

In the United States HLW (High-Level Waste) is classification by the means through which...

Transuranic (TRU) Waste

The mining process through which extract of uranium and thorium are sought generates a type of fine...

Uranium Mill Tailings

The term Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM), in theory, applies to all the radioactive...

NORM

Transuranic waste consists of transuranic elements which are manmade radioactive elements with an atomic...

Items that become contaminated with radioactive material through neutron radiation or other types of interaction are known as low-level radioactive waste (LLW). These can include clothes, filters, medical tubes, laboratory animal carcasses and tissues, and other items that can be found in nuclear reactors, medical facilities, or industry and research institutes.

 However, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) the low-level radioactive wastes that are found in water treatment residues, discarded parts from nuclear reactors and small gauges are the most intense types of radioactive waste that fall within this classification. 


The dangers associated to exposure to LLW vary according to the type and the concentration level of the radioactive material. For instance, LLW that was used in medical research may be less harmful than the LLW that comes from processing water at a reactor. Nonetheless, exposure to LLW should not be taken lightly as it could increase the chance of developing cancer or could even lead to death. However, the manner and the cost associated in managing, storing, and disposing LLW is much more efficient than HLW. It is for that same reason that Greenuke Technology is proud of its innovative technology that allows radioactive waste to be reduced and concentrated by at least a 2,000:1 ratio. 


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