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compounds in nuclear/radioactive waste
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:26:25 PM »
First off, is nuclear waste considered toxic waste?

I know that nuclear waste (from nuclear power plants) consists of a such radioactive elements as U, Cs, Pu and a variety of transuranic elements. 

**However, are there any compounds present in nuclear waste?  If so, which one(s) is/are the major one(s)?


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Re: compounds in nuclear/radioactive waste
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006, 05:50:06 PM »
**However, are there any compounds present in nuclear waste? If so, which one(s) is/are the major one(s)?

A compound is a substance which consists of more than one element. LOL.This can be almost anything. LOL.
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Re: compounds in nuclear/radioactive waste
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006, 07:56:05 PM »
I'd imagine the hydrolysis products of the actinides for sure.
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Re: compounds in nuclear/radioactive waste
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 01:37:20 PM »
In addition, nuclear "waste" is toxic both chemically and radiologically.  (Uranium is far more dangerous in regards to being a toxic metal than it is in regards to being radioactive).
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