Plant on the premises of the The Reprocessing Plant Karlsruhe (WAK - Wiederaufarbeitungsa... for the The highly active fission product solutions arising in repro... of the around 60 m3 liquid high active waste solution stored there. This waste comes from the operation of the The Reprocessing Plant Karlsruhe (WAK - Wiederaufarbeitungsa... where a total of 208 t spent In accordance with the definition of the German Atomic Energ... was reprocessed between 1971 and 1990. The 60 m3 See 'nuclear fission'. product solution contain about 8 t solids, including 504 kg Natural radioactive element with the atomic number 92. The n... and 16.5 kg Plutonium - the 94th element in the classification of elemen.... The total Activity is the term used to characterise the number of nucl... of this liquid high active waste amounts presently to about 1,018 Unit of activity of a radionuclide named after Henri Becquer.... The glass melting furnace of the The highly active fission product solutions arising in repro... plant is electrically heated and keeps the molten mass bath of a special boron silicate glass at a temperature of approx. 1,150 °C. The liquid waste is added to this bath where the liquid component evaporates and the radioactive solids are embedded in the molten glass mass. The latter containing Property of certain substances to convert without external e... is filled into 1.3 m high 150 l steel canisters. Following cooling, the canisters are welded gas-tight. This As a rule, radioactive waste becomes suitable for ultimate d... enables a volume reduction from 60 m3 to barely 20 m3. On June 22, 2010 the The highly active fission product solutions arising in repro... of the 60 m3 See 'nuclear fission'. product solution was completed, producing a total of 122 canisters.