Nuclear Waste Management | Tetronics

Enormous cost saving potential for nuclear waste disposal

Tetronics has a strong track record of working within the nuclear industry over the last 10 years on a range of demonstration and R&D activities, and especially in the area of intermediate level waste.  These activities indicate huge cost savings on the nuclear waste management and nuclear waste disposal.

Plasma primary benefits in disposal of nuclear waste

Tetronics’ plasma technology has a natural versatility that makes it an ideal choice to address the specific challenges of nuclear waste (both man-made and naturally occurring), partly because of its tolerance to different waste material types but also crucially because of its ability to transform the waste into a stable and reduced volume glassy form. Tetronics offers the perfect cost saving and clean solution for one of the biggest hazardous waste problems – nuclear waste disposal.

How do we do it?

Tetronics’ plasma vitrification technology both reduces the volume and significantly enhances the stability of the radioactive waste before intermediate storage and final geological disposal. The ultimate goal is to reduce the overall cost of managing nuclear waste and our assessments indicate that the likely lifetime cost savings of using plasma vitrification to stabilise nuclear waste amounts to billions of dollars globally.


To find out how we can assist you with your hazardous waste challenge, please contact us.

“We look forward to working with Tetronics to develop nuclear aligned plasma technology that can play a key role in reducing the costs of nuclear waste management in the UK.”
COSTAIN, Research and Technology Manager

Supporting Literature


  • Significantly reduced volume and enhanced stability of radioactive wastes
  • Likely lifetime cost savings of billions of dollars globally
  • Tetronics has strong track record of working within the nuclear industry
  • Natural versatility when treating both man-made and naturally occurring radioactive materials