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Vitrification technology is a practical and effective option for treating radioactive and hazardous chemical wastes.

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Document Title: Vitrification
Category: Environmental Remediation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: 1980
Background: In situ vitrification goes to the problem sites to stabilize and contain spilled and leaking radioactive and hazardous chemical wastes. Unlike other cleanup techniques, ISV does not require that the waste be excavated and transported for disposal. Thus, it is safe and cost-effective. ISV uses electric power to melt soil and rock to immobilize hazardous wastes. The mass cools into glasslike blocks that will hold materials safely for geologic time periods.
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