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Waste vitrification chemically processes heavy metals and radioactive elements into a durable, leach-resistant glass.

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Document Title: Vitrification
Category: Environmental Remediation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: 1985
Background: Vitrification technology has been under development at Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. It has been applied to high-level radioactive waste and municipal solid waste. Waste glass can be formed into useful products such as shingles, rock wool insulation, aggregate, and clean fill.
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