While landfills are the predominant form of solid-waste disposal for municipalities in the U.S., people are objecting to the establishment of new landfills in their communities. Decreasing availability of land, worries about potential health problems and a growing concern for the environment have made the disposal of solid waste a challenge. This technology represents a safety improvement. There is no need for contaminated soil transportation and handling. The need for disposal landfills disappears. Any type of radioactively contaminated buried waste unit, which because of its high activity represents significant risk for exhumation and re-disposal, would be a potential application for ISV.
Fact Sheet ID Number
in-situ, vitrification, isv, contamination, soil, landfill
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "In-situ Vitrification" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 203.