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Radioactive waste being compressed for storage

Radioactive waste being compressed for storage

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US DEPT. OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY US DEPT. OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Barrels of radioactive waste being compressed ready for storage at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA. This yellow barrel contains solid low-level wastes such as contaminated glass, metal, rags and equipment. It has been compressed to one-fifth of its original size by "supercompaction" equipment.

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