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Plutonium Experiment Opens New Research Possibilities

PNNL researchers identify and use a safe approach to access unique instrumentation in a non-radiological facility

January 2019

Researchers used novel methods to safely create and analyze plutonium samples. The approaches could prove influential in future studies of the radioactive material, improving fundamental knowledge and perhaps benefitting research in legacy waste, national security and nuclear fuels.

Providing International Guidance to Achieve Remediation "End States"

Researcher at PNNL helps lead the creation of key document

January 2019

An International Atomic Energy Agency effort, chaired by PNNL's Mike Truex, will help inform the process for achieving successful end states at contaminated sites worldwide.

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