Direct ultimate waste disposal means that the entire Arrangement of a number of fuel rods into which the nuclear ... including the valuable substances Natural radioactive element with the atomic number 92. The n... and Plutonium - the 94th element in the classification of elemen... is disposed of as Unstable nuclide spontaneously decaying without external eff... waste following interim storage to allow The spontaneous conversion of a nuclide into another nuclide... of the The Radiological Protection Ordinance defines radioactive su... and a related reduction in the heat generation. In a conditioning plant, the See 'nuclear fuel'. elements are dismantled, packed in special drums suitable for ultimate disposal before being stored as radioactive waste in a repository. In Germany, this method of disposal has been developed supplementing disposal with Application of chemical processes to separate the valuable s.... The establishment of a pilot conditioning plant in Location of several nuclear facilities in Lower Saxony, Germ... is intended to verify the technical feasibility of conditioning spent See 'nuclear fuel'. elements. In parallel, a demonstration programme proved the safe handling and the safe inclusion of conditioned See 'nuclear fuel'. elements in a repository. The amendment of the Atomic Ability to do work or diffuse heat. The unit of energy is th... Act 1994 provided the legal prerequisites for direct ultimate waste disposal in Germany. According to the agreement between the Federal Government and the Thermal power plant, primarily used for electricity generati... operators, the disposal of spent See 'nuclear fuel'. elements from nuclear power plants will be limited to direct ultimate waste disposal from 1st July 2005 onwards.