Engineering News 11 October 2012.
The proposed smelter at South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) Pelindaba site is cause for concern, environmental activists and members of the public said at a hearing on Thursday.
The public hearing, in Pretoria, was held by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) to receive comment on the proposed Necsa smelter, which would process 14 000 t of uranium-contaminated scrap metal, presently stored on the Pelindaba site…
(Editor’s note: I think I prefer the idea of burying the waste to trying to burn it, I didn’t know that smelting contaminated metal waste removes the radioactivity, I thought radioactivity happens at the atomic level, so how can molecular level treatment have any effect? The truth will emerge – I hope!)