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Consortium based at Vanderbilt to help set environmental priorities at Oak Ridge

Dec. 19, 2011—About two million pounds of mercury dating back to the early days of the Cold War is still trapped inside old process buildings at the Oak Ridge, Tenn. nuclear facility and saturating the ground around them, according to a Dec. 18 article in the Knoxville News-Sentinel. The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge office, with the...

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National nuclear waste issues to be tackled by Vanderbilt-led multi-university team

Dec. 6, 2006—Nuclear power might be “green power,” but only if the nuclear waste is managed properly. Vanderbilt is leading a multi-university consortium of engineers and scientists who have learned a lot during the last ten years about how to handle nuclear waste. By helping the nation through the U.S. Department of Energy find the best ways...

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