SRS scientist honored for research

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Savannah River National Laboratory scientist was honored recently by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy for his leading research on the management of commercial nuclear fuel.

Thad Adams, who leads a team focused on the development of new technology for commercial used nuclear fuel, received the Fuel Cycle Research and Development Program Award for Excellence in Research during the American Nuclear Society meeting in Las Vegas.

The mission of Adams’ program is to develop options for future commercial fuel cycle management strategies. This will enable the safe, secure, economic, and sustainable expansion of nuclear energy while minimizing proliferation risks.

The SRNL team is working on development of a “dry” technology that combines a gas reaction with heat treatment to separate the useful components of used nuclear fuel for reuse.  This approach may reduce both the volume and the variety of waste requiring  storage, treatment and disposal, when compared with conventional “wet” or aqueous technologies.  



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gaspringwater 11/30/10 - 09:11 pm
He didn't come up with a way

He didn't come up with a way to make it harmless, did he?

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