Mark P. S. Krekeler - Centreville VA,
Stephen C. Elmore - Stafford VA,
Cynthia M. Tselepis - Arlington VA,
Danielle Stoll - Fairfax Station VA,
George Mason Intellectual Properties, Inc. - Fairfax VA
588 13, 588 2, 588 9, 588 14, 588 15, 588252, 210679, 210682, 502 63, 502 80
A radioactive containment composition may be created for containing radionuclides from a radioactive material by mixing a clay mineral with water. This mixture may form an aqueous clay suspension. The mixture can be refined by filtering to remove coarse material. The aqueous clay suspension may be applied to a radioactive material, allowing the radionuclides to be exchanged with cations in the aqueous clay suspension. The resulting aqueous slurry, a silver-based solution may be added to produce a suspension. The suspension may be collected, heated and analyzed.