Radium-bearing and graphite waste
Low-level long-lived waste includes several different types of waste. Radium-bearing waste is linked to the use of radium in the 1920s and to industries extracting rare earth ores. Graphite waste comes from the dismantling of first generation nuclear reactors (graphite-moderated, gas-cooled reactors), which have now been decommissioned. The category also includes other waste such as spent radioactive sources, and old objects containing radium.