Research Program to Investigate the Fundamental Chemistry of Technetium

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Technetium (99Tc, half-life = 2.13x105 years, b-emitter) is one of the radionuclides of major concern for nuclear waste disposal. This concern is due to the long half-life of 99Tc, the ease with which pertechnetate, TcO4 -, migrates in the geosphere, difficulties in incorporating technetium into glass waste forms, and the corresponding regulatory considerations. The problem of mobility of pertechnetate in the environment is compounded by the fact that pertechnetate is the thermodynamically stable form of technetium in oxidizing environments. Because of this stability, pertechnetate was presumed to be the predominant chemical form of technetium in the aqueous phase of nuclear ... continued below

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Shuh, David K.; Burns, Carol J. & Lukens, Wayne W. Jr. June 15, 2001.

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Technetium (99Tc, half-life = 2.13x105 years, b-emitter) is one of the radionuclides of major concern for nuclear waste disposal. This concern is due to the long half-life of 99Tc, the ease with which pertechnetate, TcO4 -, migrates in the geosphere, difficulties in incorporating technetium into glass waste forms, and the corresponding regulatory considerations. The problem of mobility of pertechnetate in the environment is compounded by the fact that pertechnetate is the thermodynamically stable form of technetium in oxidizing environments. Because of this stability, pertechnetate was presumed to be the predominant chemical form of technetium in the aqueous phase of nuclear waste tanks. However, studies have indicated that a significant fraction of the technetium is in a different chemical form. These factors present challenges the separation and immobilization of technetium. The objective of this project is to investigate the chemical behavior of technetium so that the se problems may be understood and the challenges addressed.

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Shuh, David K.; Burns, Carol J. & Lukens, Wayne W. Jr. Research Program to Investigate the Fundamental Chemistry of Technetium, report, June 15, 2001; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc779042/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.