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Nuclear waste is a junk item in Fallout 76. It can be used to make nuclear material.


It is a canister of nuclear material.


Nuclear waste can be crafted by smelting uranium ore at a chemistry station.

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Nuclear waste (2)


  • Between three and nine are rewarded for successfully completing the event The Path to Enlightenment.
  • Eight can be found in various parts of Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant.
  • Up to five pieces can be found on behemoths.
  • Four are rewarded for successfully completing the Uranium Fever event.
  • At least three can be found near the entrance of Big Bend Tunnel East in the shacks around the front. They appear as small red "Hazardous Material" boxes.
  • Up to two can be dropped by enemies who are dissolved into plasma goo when killed by plasma weapons, such as the Gatling plasma.
  • Dropped by glowing creatures or those within a nuclear explosion event.
  • Some can be found in Biv's closet, behind the terminal-locked door in the backroom of The Nukashine inside of Big Al's Tattoo Parlor.


Nuclear waste is mentioned in one of the Wasted on Nukashine quest stages.[1]

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  1. "And the final ingredient of Nukashine is: Nuclear Waste! Could this be why it didn't agree with the students at the party? Either way, Biv the Robobrain still needs to complete his quality test, so I should make some Nukashine for him."
    (Wasted on Nukashine quest stage list)