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The fiery potion graphic here is 11 times hotter than hot water. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory mix a exhilarated silica silt and chemicals with hot waste, a routine called vitrification. Once a reduction cools, it can safely trap a rubbish for thousands of years. The researchers designed this routine for hot rubbish now kept in aging subterraneous tanks during a Hanford Site in southeastern Washington.

Researchers during Pacific Northwest National Laboratory brew exhilarated silica silt and chemicals with hot waste, a routine called vitrification. Once a reduction cools, it can safely trap a rubbish for thousands of years.
Credit: Andrea Starr / PNNL

The potion here shows usually a fragment of a technology’s potential. Dual melters can siphon out 30,000 kilograms of potion in a singular day. That’s as large as 6 elephants.

Learn some-more about vitrification, and how a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory helps Hanford cleanup, from this column written by Laboratory Director Steven Ashby.

Source: PNNL

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