Keywords: liquid nuclear waste, source material, atomic complexes, isolation, geological formations, radiation safety, nuclear safety, liquid radioactive waste, nuclear waste storage, nuclear energy, nuclear power, nuclear technology, nuclear waste disposal, nuclear waste handling
Ecological solution of the problem of handling liquid radioactive wastes – LRW (by the example of FSUE SSC RF RIAR)
A sharp reduction of nuclear waste amounts is possible if their elements are considered as source material of atomic complexes – SMAC. The prospect of their possible salvaging will require technological changes and ensuring safety of storage of the material till the need arises. Long experience in deep liquid radioactive waste disposal and accounting, calculations, and motivations demonstrate that a corresponding choice of geological formations makes it possible to abandon liquid radioactive waste solidification and ensure their isolation from environment when the most rigid radiation safety requirements are fulfilled.