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Reference, Questions and Help => Nuke Q&A => Definitions => Topic started by: Rennhack on Nov 28, 2005, 09:18

Title: Characterize
Post by: Rennhack on Nov 28, 2005, 09:18
To describe the characteristics of something, such as a waste or a waste site.  For example, characterizing a waste from mining or processing a naturally occurring radioactive material typically includes finding the following types of information:

Chemical and radionuclide content
Level of radiation
Physical description (is it liquid or solid; in big chunks or a fine powder, etc.)
pH (is it an acid or a base)