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2.9.4 Common Treatment Train for Radionuclides
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A treatment train is the combination of different treatment technologies. A system diagram of a common treatment train for radionuclides is illustrated below. Radionuclide contaminated soil is first excavated from the contamination soil and transported to a vitrification site. During vitrification, the contaminated soil is molten at extremely high temperatures. Radionuclides are incorporated into the molten glass structure, which is a strong durable material resistant to leaching.

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vitrification excavation

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