Wildfire is no threat to radioactive waste

The blaze that levelled the Canadian city of Fort McMurray also intruded upon a low‑level waste disposal site nearby, which contained uranium slag and contaminated soil. Fortunately, the engineering controls on the site were perfectly adequate to protect against the wildfire, and there has been no release of radioactive materials. This field test bodes well for the general prospect of near‑surface disposal of radioactive wastes.

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