Heavy concrete for storage and transportation of nuclear waste
When nuclear power plants are dismantled waste materials need to be carefully stored either in concrete bunkers and/or by encapsulation. The addition of MagnaDense to the concrete used, enables slimmer bunkers or containers so less concrete is required, thus decreasing overall construction costs. When used for transportation containers MagnaDense can assist to make the container smaller in dimension and therefore easier to handle but with the same safe shielding properties as thicker normal concrete.
MagnaDense is a natural mineral which will remain stable under long term storage conditions which is an essential consideration for nuclear decommissioning projects.
Economic advantages of using MagnaDense for nuclear shielding
As a construction material for new nuclear power plants, nuclear testing facilities or nuclear waste confinements, MagnaDense provides the following benefits:
- Good radiation shielding characteristics
- Strength of high-density concrete
- Resistance to damage
- Thermal properties
- Cost efficiency
- Space Saving
Nuclear radiation experience with MagnaDense
LKAB Minerals has done more projects for nuclear radiation shielding that include MagnaDense than can be presented online. Many projects have been gathered in our radiation shielding project brochure which is available by contacting our sales managers via the contact field at the bottom of this page.
Through years of experience LKAB Minerals knows that MagnaDense is a perfect match for radiation shielding projects.
For more general information, including a video on radiation shielding check our general Radiation Shielding page. You will find more specific information on radiation shielding for healthcare facilities as hospitals and oncology clinics on our hospital radiation shielding page.