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Safety and Radioactive Waste Management Aspects of the Ignitor Fusion Experiment

M. Zucchetti, A. Ciampichetti

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 56 / Number 2 / August 2009 / Pages 814-818


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Ignitor is a nuclear fusion experiment aimed at studying Deuterium-Tritium plasmas. If European proposed waste management strategies were applied, all Ignitor radioactive materials could be recycled or declassified to non-radioactive material. We have applied the Italian waste management regulations to the IGNITOR experiment radioactive materials: none of them should be classified in the High Level Waste category but the vessel, and most materials are classified as LLW (Low Level Waste). The machine has very low radiological risks and environmental impact.

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