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Underground tests dig into how heat affects salt-bed repository behavior

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Scientists from Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories have just begun the third phase of a years-long experiment to understand how salt and very salty water behave near hot nuclear waste containers in a salt-bed repository. Salt’s unique physical properties can be used to provide safe disposal of radioactive waste, […]

Legacy Waste Program nearing completion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The last scheduled shipments of remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste left Sandia on Wednesday, headed directly for permanent disposal in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M. These shipments end Sandia’s final stage in DOE’s Legacy TRU Waste Program, which works to safely remove such waste […]