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Large Components

Published: 9 February 2011
Scrapped large components present a challenge since, due to their size, the disposal of whole components in a repository is usually very expensive and complicated. Since the 1990’s, Studsvik has successfully treated over 10,000 metric tonnes of low-level radioactive components, such as turbines, pre-heaters, moisture separators and heat-exchangers, to reduce the volume of the waste and save storage and final disposal costs.

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Volume Reduction and Recycling

Providing that the waste is delivered in accordance with the Delivery Specifications, we expect to free-release at least 95 % of incoming weight and return a maximum of 5 % of residual secondary waste.

Secondary waste

Ingots with an activity content that does not allow clearance are returned to the customer together with residual waste (crushed slag, sorted material, cutting and blasting residues and dust from the ventilation filters) no later than 2 years after delivery to the Studsvik site.


Studsvik can provide transport co-ordination and on-site assistance. 

Published by:Eva-Lena Lindgren

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