Transuranic waste consists of transuranic elements which are manmade radioactive elements with an atomic number higher than uranium on the periodic table; examples include neptunium, plutonium, and americium to name a few. In fact, it derives its name from being placed after uranium on the periodic table 

and the “trans” letters which is the Latin prefix for “beyond.” The burning of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor produces radioactive waste. It contains the fission products and transuranic elements that are generated in the core of the reactor. Transuranic waste is generally produced from the recycled spent fuel or the production of nuclear weapons through the use of plutonium. Therefore, transuranic waste is highly radioactive and is considered to be high-level waste (HLW). However, according to the Department of Energy (DOE) it is the concentration of these elements that help determine whether it is HLW or low-level waste (LLW).

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