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A variety of radioactive waste streams which contain organic materials are in storage and continue to be generated in many European countries. These arise as a result of power reactor operation, nuclear fuel reprocessing and decontamination operations, together with contributions from industrial, educational and medical uses of radioactive materials. The development of a hydrogen peroxide based wet oxidation process for the treatment of radioactive wastes containing organics was carried out. The benefits of this process are: the removal of organic components whose presence may otherwise limit the options for final disposal of the waste; the destruction of organics in effluent streams making release to the environment feasible; and economic benefits provided by significant volume reduction of the waste for final disposal.

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Authors: CHARMAN R G, AEA Technology (GB);TWISSEL M A, AEA Technology (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19064 EN (1999), 45pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7310-2
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