Hi, I am doing a survey on existing methods of cleaning up radioactive materials for a personal project on cleanup of existing radiated sites. I have done some googling but some things still remain unclear so I'm going to ask you all on the forum. Here are the questions: 1. How are radioactive materials currently neutralized? From my research it seems that the only way to ensure the material gets neutralized is to force the radioactive atom to undergo a proton or neutron captures until reaching a stable isotope. Or if it becomes more radioactive through proton or neutron captures, break apart the radioactive atom through fission. 2. Can these methods be used on a laboratory scale to neutralize radioactive materials?