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In vitrification, nuclear waste is combined with glass-forming additives and converted to glass for permanent storage. Visual inspections during pouring provide researchers with information on the presence of potential defects that may adversely affect the final glass properties. Shown here, material scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are pouring simulant high-level nuclear waste glass heated to 1200C.

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Document Title: High-level Nuclear Waste Glass
Category: Science as Art
Media Type: Photos
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