[ hˈa͡ɪlˈɛvə͡l wˈe͡ɪst], [ hˈaɪlˈɛvəl wˈeɪst], [ h_ˈaɪ_l_ˈɛ_v_əl w_ˈeɪ_s_t]
Related words: nuclear waste, high-level nuclear waste, radioactive waste, high-level radioactive waste, radioactive material, nuclear waste management, nuclear waste disposal site, high-level radioactive waste disposal site
How to use "High-level waste" in context?
At the high-level waste facility, radioactive materials are separated into five groups: short-lived actinides (such as thorium and uranium-233), medium-lived actinides (such as uranium-238 and plutonium-239), long-lived actinides (such as plutonium-240 and neptunium-239), transuranic elements (primarily plutonium and Radium-231), and industrial materials.
The facility stores the materials in 30-foot-high steel and granite storage casks. The casks are accessible from a double-deck loading dock that stretches the length of the building.
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