An early conceptual design of using spent nuclear fuel as a sealed gamma ray source was presented at the Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona by G-Demption, LLC founder Russell Goff. The design was awarded “Best Student Poster” and was met with great enthusiasm by industry experts who believed it to be a technology that could be implemented in real life on a massive scale. Several experts stated that regulatory hurdles to the technology would be minimal due to the use of routine, proven spent nuclear fuel handling methods. The design’s focus on increasing safety by encasing the spent nuclear fuel was also seen as a progressive feature. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from industry experts at this conference was a large contributor to G-Demption, LLC being formed as a first step toward the commercialization and licensing of the patent-pending technology.
The following is a brief description of the Waste Management Symposium:
The annual Waste Management (WM) Conference presented by WM Symposia (WMS) is widely regarded as the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. WMS held its first conference in 1974 and was founded to provide a forum for discussing and seeking cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions to the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials. The WM2013 annual conference attracted nearly 2,000 registrants from around the world to Phoenix, Arizona. See www.wmsym.org for more information.
G-Demption LLC was the focus of a recent press release by Oregon State University. Please follow this link to see the article http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2013/apr/invention-could-make-spent-nuclear-fuel-useful-irradiation-purposes
Gamma rays from spent nuclear fuel are a safe, economical, and environmentally friendly option for sterilizing one time use medical supplies.
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