- What is radioactive waste?
- Why is it hazardous?
- Why can't different types of radioactive waste be processed in the same way?
- What are the different management solutions available?
a phenomenon known as organotropism)
Radioactive waste forms the basis of artificial radioactivity. Unlike diffuse natural radioactivity, the radioactivity from nuclear waste is concentrated in areas such as production and storage sites. Some of the components will remain active for thousands of years. The solution for managing this waste is to store it in deep geological repositories. However, no site can yet guarantee absolute safety.