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  • n  a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified
  • n  the process of becoming vitreous

  • Kim and his team use a 10-minute, fast-freezing process called vitrification that he says reduces the chance of ice-crystal formation.
  • The French have pioneered a process called vitrification that involves mixing radioactive wastes with molten glass.
  • At a plant in Marcoule, near Avignon, scientists are using a simpler system called vitrification.
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  • Birds spread nuclear waste
    Sat, 08 Jun 2013 23:33:37 GMT BY ANNETTE CARY TRI-CITY HERALD Work stopped Wednesday morning at parts of the Hanford vitrification plant after radioactive contamination was detected under a bird’s nest, according to Bechtel National. The contamination is suspected of coming from mud used for the nest, which may...
    June 12, 2013 - Yakima Herald-Republic
  • Tetronics partners with Costain under government innovation programme for nuclear waste management
    Tetronics International announces that together with its lead partner Costain it has been successful in winning a grant in a UK government funded competition to design and build a prototype plasma system for nuclear waste vitrification. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 12, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Radioactive bird nest no longer a threat at Hanford
    Workers got the ‘all clear’ to return to work at the massive Waste Treatment Facility (WTF) at Hanford today after radioactive material was discovered Wednesday. A Bechtel representative said inspectors discovered the low level material below a bird’s nest on one of the WTF complexes known as the High-Level Waste Vitrification and Pretreatment Facilities. Bechtel said the radioactive soil was ...
    June 7, 2013 - KING5 Seattle

  • Chris Gregoire in KOMO
    The vitrification plant is the cornerstone for cleaning up Hanford and protecting the Columbia River,Gregoire said, calling the plant's construction "one of the highest priorities in Washington."

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