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Nov. 30: Turning Hanford radioactive waste into glass focus of DOE presentation
November 27, 2017

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

DOE logoRICHLAND, Wash. – A federal project director from the U.S. Department of Energy will discuss how the Hanford waste treatment plant will immobilize radioactive waste by turning it into glass as part of a continuing lecture series from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Washington State University Tri-Cities East Auditorium.

Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup
February 23, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods.

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup
July 18, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Aurora-Clark,-left,-and-Sue-ClarkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time.

Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions
April 25, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Blass-sample-from-Broborg-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers at Washington State University looking back at ancient materials from around the world.

Immobilizing nuclear waste the focus of WSU research
February 26, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

WallRICHLAND, Wash. – New research at Washington State University could help in the design of long-term nuclear waste storage facilities and make it easier to clean already contaminated areas.