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Gösgen-Däniken nuclear power plant
The majority of radioactive waste in Switzerland is produced in the five nuclear power plants Mühleberg, Beznau I and II, Gösgen-Däniken and Leibstadt. (Image: Comet Photoshopping)
Transport containers for spent fuel assemblies
Spent fuel is delivered to the interim storage facility in massive transport containers. (Image: Comet Photoshopping)
Old fire alarm: an example of industrial radioactive waste
Old fire alarms used radioactive sources. (Image: Nagra)
Operational waste from the nuclear power plants
Operation of the nuclear power plants produces low-level waste such as protective suits, shoes, cleaning materials, contaminated metal components and air filters. Some low-level waste can be incinerated in the ZWILAG plasma furnace and solidified to form a slag-like mass, as seen in the photograph. (Image: Nagra)
Spent fuel assemblies and all types of radioactive waste can be stored in the halls of the ZWILAG centralised interim storage facility in Würenlingen. (Image: Comet Photoshopping)
When research reactors are dismantled, some components have to be disposed of as radioactive waste. The photograph shows the "Saphir" research reactor at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI); the reactor was shut down in 1993. (Image: PSI)