Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Crushing radioactive waste




"AMWTP Disposes Problematic Waste With Crushing Success

In the Treatment Facility, drums are size reduced by a machine called the Supercompactor. The only machine of its kind in the United States, this behemoth delivers 4 million pounds of force, capable of smashing a 55 gallon drum full of radioactive debris waste into a puck about three inches tall. Recently, by taking advantage of available Supercompactor time, the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) was able to accelerate the processing of these problematic drums, resulting in an overall volume reduction of more than 100 cubic meters."

DOE

1 comment:

Arjan said...

I could use one of those...