The plant has an annual capacity to turn several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste into a glass. Photo: Weibo The plant has an annual capacity to turn several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste into a glass. Photo: Weibo
The plant has an annual capacity to turn several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste into a glass. Photo: Weibo

China opens first plant that will turn nuclear waste into glass for safer storage

  • The site in Sichuan province will help the country deal with growing quantities of radioactive material as it steps up its use of nuclear power
  • The process of nuclear vitrification involves heating radioactive liquid mixed with glass-forming elements

Topic |   China technology
The plant has an annual capacity to turn several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste into a glass. Photo: Weibo The plant has an annual capacity to turn several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste into a glass. Photo: Weibo
The plant has an annual capacity to turn several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste into a glass. Photo: Weibo
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