Volume 95 Issue 20 | pp. 26-27 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: May 15, 2017

How the wrong cat litter took down a nuclear waste repository

Savannah River National Laboratory chemist David Hobbs reflects on the radiological accident that closed the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: radiochemistry, David T. Hobbs, nuclear waste, WIPP, Savannah River National Laboratory

David T. Hobbs is an expert in the complicated chemistry of nuclear waste management. He’s studied nuclear waste materials, radiochemical separations, and complex chemical environments for more than three decades. But three years ago, when an accident in a New Mexico repository brought disposal of U.S. defense nuclear wastes to a standstill, he was called to investigate a different kind of . . .

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