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  • 1 CMS Environmental Services Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Ave. Livermore CA 954550 USA
  • | 2 Waste Management Division Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Ave. Livermore CA 954550 USA
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Abstract  

This review focuses on dissolution/reaction systems capable of treating uranium metal waste to remove its pyrophoric properties. The primary emphasis is the review of literature describing analytical and production-scale dissolution methods applied to either uranium metal or uranium alloys. A brief summary of uranium's corrosion behavior is included since the corrosion resistance of metals and alloys affects their dissolution behavior. Based on this review, dissolution systems were recommended for subsequent screening studies designed to identify the best system to treat depleted uranium metal wastes at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).