Nuclear Waste Management

Providing scientific information and analyses, as well as programmatic guidance, to both national and international entities, to facilitate resolving nuclear waste management challenges

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Sandia started working in the nuclear waste research area in the early 1970’s and published its first report on nuclear waste in 1973. Sandia has since developed long-lasting, diverse collaborative teams of outstanding scientists and engineers, including geoscientists, material scientists, nuclear engineers, mechanical engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians. These integrated teams generated the foundational science and engineering data and analyses for developing their recommendations and solutions to the nation’s challenges in spent nuclear fuel storage, transportation, security, and disposal.

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