Storage of nuclear waste in Washington.

Storage of nuclear waste in Washington.

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Credit: U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Equipment being installed in subterranean basalt caverns under the Hanford Reservation, Washington, to test the viability of near-surface basalt formations as a repository for nuclear wastes. The basalt is being examined for reactions to extreme heat and for movement. Here, the roof is being drilled to accommodate a device to check for movement. A planned "live" test involves storing two canisters of spent fuel and one canister of vitrified high-level waste. At the end of this test all test equipment and waste would be removed. Photograph taken on August 29, 1979.

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Keywords: basalt waste isolation program, energy, industry, manage, management, material, near surface test facility, nuclear waste storage, radioactive, radioactivity, technology, waste disposal

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