In this study, the possibility of radionuclide removal from landfill leachate was evaluated by using generally practiced leachate treatment processes. As a result, more than 93.9 % of the Co, Mn, Ni, and Sr present in the RL could be removed at the alkali removal step by coprecipitation or precipitation as carbonate. Cs could not be removed by any treatment steps, even though there was a zeolite adsorption step. Cs removal can be achieved by frequently exchanging the zeolite in the zeolite adsorption tank. However, because that will generate more wastes and increase costs, it is necessary to adopt another treatment step for Cs removal.

Acknowledgments This work was partly supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 12014030.

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