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Gerald Seidler receives grant to study nuclear waste

Submitted by Shane D Debolt on August 17, 2021 - 1:14pm

UW physics professor Gerald Seidler received an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create concrete waste caskets to dispose of nuclear fuel byproducts in collaboration with Sarah Saslow from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL).

The project, Seidler’s first study on nuclear waste byproducts, will focus on furnishing cement caskets that can store nuclear fuel waste byproducts, and would support the eventual use of these caskets in storage areas deep underground known as deep geological repositories. Such repositories, however, are politically fraught, and in the United States only one has been commissioned for nuclear weapons production and research.

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