Mineralogy has many applications in the business of waste and waste disposal:

The Applied Mineralogy Group of the Mineralogical Society organized a meeting ‘The mineralogy of waste and waste disposal’ held at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, on 25th September 2000. The meeting attracted members of both the academic (Earth Science, Chemistry and Material Science departments) and industrial communities. A wide variety of papers was presented dealing with such diverse issues as nuclear waste disposal and the recycling of phosphorus from wastewater. Seven of the papers are collected here.

One widely suggested method of disposing of radioactive...

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