HKNIC - Solid Radioactive Waste
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Solid Radioactive Waste
Like coal-fired power stations, nuclear power stations produce waste. Although some of the waste from a nuclear power station is radioactive, the quantity is only a small fraction of that of a coal-fired station of the same capacity. Waste in Daya Bay is carefully processed and handled. It is disposed of safely away from the station and given stringent monitoring.
[ Nuclear Waste Production ]
Jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sep
oct
nov
dec

11.8

5.2

7

2

6

25.2

7

10.4

4.6

0

6.8

8

4.2

0

2.4

103.6

4.8

0

1.6

0

6.6

0

2.4

32

11.13

0

5.25

0

2.73

0

9.03

10.8

4.20

0

4.62

0

4.83

12.4

2.31

44

2.73

0

1.68

0

2.52

0

4.83

71.2

8.19

24

4.83

0

4.83

7.2

13.02

0

2.94

30

3.15

0

3.78

0

0

0

2.52

80.8

0

0

4.41

0

12.6

6.4

2

1.47

9.1

0

7.4

32.5

6.7

0

0

0

4.2

3.6

1.1

0

2.3

0

2.7

27.2

1.5

20.0

4

0

13

39.2

2.1

0.0

5.7

0.0

13

0.0

5.3

4.0

1.7

28.0

0

0.0

2.1

0.0

1.9

0.0

1.3

0.0

1.3

0.0

5

0.0

19.7

93.6

7.4

6.0

9.9

5.6

7.2

0.0

2.9

24.0

0

5.2

4.8

7.2

0

0.0

10.9

0.0

3.2

0.0

4

0.0

5

0.0

12

71.2

8.8

6.4

5.9

27.2

0.8

0.0

6.5

0.0

4.2

0.0

1.5

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

6.5

0.0

2.7

0.0

3.2

0.0

10.7

48.8

6.3

0.0

11.6

0.0

4.2

0.0

1.5

0.0

2.9

0.0

0

0.0

1.6

32.0

1.9

0.0

1.3

26.0

1.9

0.0

1.5

0.0

2.3

32.0

2.3

0.0

25.8

0.0

9.5

0.0

17.9

0.0

0

13.6

3.8

28.0

0

0.0

1.5

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

12.4

0.0

8

22.4

0

0.0

8.6

0.0

0

0.0

9.9

0.0

16.4

0.0

10.1

0.0

7.2

15.6

0

0.0

5.9

0.0

0

0.0

40.9

0.0

7.6

36.0

1.7

0.0

2.5

0.0

1.9

0.0

3.4

0.0

0

0.0

0

18.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

14.1

0.0

20.7

20.4

18.9

7.2

4.4

45.2

0.6

0.0

7.8

0.0

13.7

0.0

20.7

0.0

13.5

0.0

0

0.0

9.6

0.0

0

0.0

2.3

0.0

0

0.0

4

0.0

3.3

58.4

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

69.6

40

28.0

16

4.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

6.4

0.0

0

0.0

2.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.8

0.0

14.4

0.0

7.2

77.6

0

6.0

0

17.2

8

0.0

9.6

0.0

2.4

0.0

0.0

14.8

7.6

0.0

1.2

0.0

15.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

8.4

44.0

0

0.0

7.2

0.0

0

0.0

4.4

0.0

15.6

0.0

0

0.0

1.6

0.0

4.4

0.0

0

0.0

6.4

29.6

10.8

0

3.6

46.0

4.8

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.6

0.0

3.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.8

0.0

2.4

0.0

3.2

0.0

16.0

0.0

12.0

34.0

0.0

0.0

3.6

0.0

7.2

0.0

11.2

0.0

13.6

0.0

6.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.6

0.0

4.4

27.6

0.0

0.0

58.4

50.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.6

0.0

12.8

0.0

10.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

11.6

6.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

9.2

0.0

18.4

0.0

0.0

54.0

8.8

11.6

0.0

0.0

4.4

0.0

0.8

0.0

3.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.6

0.0

3.6

0.0

2.4

0.0

19.2

12.4

22.8

0.0

6.4

24.4

9.2

0.0

3.2

13.6

8.8

0.0

10.4

0.0

9.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

0.0

2.4

0.0

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

7.6

22.8

0.0

0.0

3.6

0.0

2.0

0.0

6.0

1.2

17.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.6

0.0

2.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.4

0.0

12.0

0.0

0.8

39.6

0.0

0.0

4.4

0.0

3.6

0.0

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.2

0.0

8.4

0.0

11.2

23.6

0.8

28

3.6

0.0

2.0

0.0

2.0

0.0

12.8

0.0

6.8

0.0

7.2

0.0

7.2

0.0

2.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.2

0.0

12.0

0.0

12.0

10.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.4

0.0

3.6

0.0

4.0

0.0

2.8

0.0

5.2

0.0

2.0

0.0

As the volume of solid waste generated in the nuclear power station each month is limited, the usual practice is to pack solid waste into metal or concrete drums only when it reached a certain volume. Thus, there will be noticeable difference in the packaged volume for different months.

Volumes of waste after package at last count (m3)

Volume of waste in metal drums during the month (m3)

Volume of waste in concrete drums during the month (m3)