nuclear waste management strategies

Nuclear Waste Management Strategies
Author: Mark H. Sanders
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-10-16
Pages: 226
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Nuclear Waste Management Strategies: An International Perspective presents worldwide insights into nuclear waste management strategies from a technical engineering perspective, with consideration for important legal aspects. It provides a one-stop, comprehensive analysis of both historical and up-to-date nuclear waste management strategies, while consulting important legal aspects of decision-making and implementation processes. With case studies from around the world, this book provides a unique understanding of nuclear waste management technologies and methods available, ensuring that researchers and engineering professionals are equipped with the right knowledge to design, build, implement and improve their own waste management strategies. This book will benefit those researching and learning in the nuclear energy sector, especially those specializing in nuclear waste management strategies, as well as technical and legal communities within nuclear and environmental areas. It is also a valuable resource for lawmakers and regulatory bodies concerned with nuclear policy and waste management. Provides a one-stop location for reference material on nuclear waste management strategies from around the world Focuses on the associated technical engineering elements of planning for, and implementing, waste management strategies Includes real-life examples from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa

Nuclear Waste Management Provisions Of The National Energy Strategy Act
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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Release Date: 1991
Pages: 82
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Nuclear Waste Management And The Use Of The Sea
Author: United States. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere
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Release Date: 1984
Pages: 113
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United States Nuclear Waste
Author: Gregory Hall
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Incorporated
Release Date: 2012-08
Pages: 279
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The Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future was chartered to recommend a new strategy for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. The Nation's failure to come to grips with the nuclear waste issue has already proved damaging and costly and it will be more damaging and more costly the longer it continues: damaging to prospects for maintaining a potentially important energy supply option for the future, damaging to state-federal relations and public confidence in the federal government's competence, and damaging to America's standing in the world - not only as a source of nuclear technology and policy expertise but as a leader on global issues of nuclear safety, non-proliferation, and security. This book examines the use of nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy resource with a focus on the management of the nuclear fuel cycle, based on emerging technologies and developments.

Nuclear Waste Management Program
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Release Date: 1979
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Nuclear Waste Management Program Summary Document
Author: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Nuclear Waste Management
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Release Date: 1979
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Nuclear Waste Management In The United States
Author: John E. Cantlon
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Release Date: 1996
Pages: 12
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Nuclear Waste Management
Author: Mark Gaffigan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2010-06
Pages: 84
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High-level nuclear waste -- one of the nation's most hazardous substances -- is accumulating at 80 sites in 35 states. The waste is supposed to be disposed of in a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NV. However, the repository is more than a decade behind schedule, and the nuclear waste generally remains at the commercial nuclear reactor sites and DoE sites where it was generated. This report examines the key attributes, challenges, and costs of the Yucca Mountain repository and the two principal alternatives to a repository that nuclear waste management experts identified: storing the nuclear waste at two centralized locations and continuing to store the waste on site where it was generated. Ill.

Subgroup Report On Alternative Strategies For The Isolation Of Nuclear Waste
Author: United States. Interagency Review Group on Nuclear Waste Management
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Release Date: 1978
Pages: 222
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Nuclear Waste
Author: Gene Aloise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2009-02
Pages: 46
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The Dept. of Energy (DoE) manages more than 56 million gallons of radioactive and hazardous waste stored in 177 underground tanks at its Hanford Site in Wash. State. Many of these aging tanks have already leaked waste into the soil. Meanwhile, DoE¿s planned process for emptying the tanks and treating the waste has experienced delays, lengthening the time the tanks will store waste and intensifying concerns about the tanks¿ viability during a long cleanup process. This report addresses: (1) the condition, contents, and long-term viability of Hanford¿s underground tanks; (2) DoE¿s strategy for managing the tanks; and (3) the extent to which DoE has weighed the risks and benefits of its tank mgmt. strategy against the growing costs of that strategy. Illustrations.

Nuclear Waste Management In Canada
Author: Darrin Durant
Publisher: UBC Press
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Pages: 208
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As oil reserves decline and the environment takes centre stage in public policy discussions, the merits and dangers of nuclear power and nuclear waste management are once again being debated. Nuclear Waste Management in Canada provides a critical counterpoint to the position of government and industry by examining not only the technical but also the social and ethical aspects of the issue. What do frequently used terms such as safety, risk, and acceptability really mean? And how and why did the public consultation process in Canada fail to address ethical and social issues? This timely collection defuses the uncertainty, ambiguity, and ignorance that surrounds discussions of nuclear energy.

Report To The President By The Interagency Review Group On Nuclear Waste Management
Author: United States. Interagency Review Group on Nuclear Waste Management
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Release Date: 1978
Pages: 187
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Institute Of Energy And Climate Research IEK 6  Nuclear Waste Management Report 2011   2012
Author: M. Klinkenberg
Publisher: Forschungszentrum Jülich
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 195
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Policies And Strategies For Radioactive Waste Management
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
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Release Date: 2009
Pages: 68
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To assure the safe, technically optimal and cost effective management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, appropriate policies and strategies are required. This publication clarifies the differences between a policy and a strategy, and provides principal advice to member states on the typical composition, mutual links and the process of compilation of such documents. It also offers options for and indicates approaches to the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, thus enabling an effective spent fuel and radioactive waste management infrastructure to be developed.--Publisher's description.

Cementitious Materials For Nuclear Waste Immobilization
Author: Rehab O. Abdel Rahman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Pages: 248
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Cementitious materials are an essential part in any radioactive waste disposal facility. Conditioning processes such as cementation are used to convert waste into a stable solid form that is insoluble and will prevent dispersion to the surrounding environment. It is incredibly important to understand the long-term behavior of these materials. This book summarises approaches and current practices in use of cementitious materials for nuclear waste immobilisation. It gives a unique description of the most important aspects of cements as nuclear waste forms: starting with a description of wastes, analyzing the cementitious systems used for immobilization and describing the technologies used, and ending with analysis of cementitious waste forms and their long term behavior in an envisaged disposal environment. Extensive research has been devoted to study the feasibility of using cement or cement based materials in immobilizing and solidifying different radioactive wastes. However, these research results are scattered. This work provides the reader with both the science and technology of the immobilization process, and the cementitious materials used to immobilize nuclear waste. It summarizes current knowledge in the field, and highlights important areas that need more investigation. The chapters include: Introduction, Portland cement, Alternative cements, Cement characterization and testing, Radioactive waste cementation, Waste cementation technology, Cementitious wasteform durability and performance assessment.

Waste Management
Author: Jacqueline Vaughn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 311
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An authoritative review of issues in waste management both in the United States and globally that measures the scope of the problem and examines the latest scientific and policy initiatives for addressing it. * A separate chapter of primary source documents relevant to the issue of waste management, including presidential speeches, industry statistics, and international agreements * A chronology ranging from 1757 and the first municipal trash cleaning service to the ban on the production, sale, and use of plastic bags in China in 2008

Nuclear Waste Management
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
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Release Date: 1979
Pages: 602
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Alternate Strategy For Commercial High Level Radioactive Waste Management
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Release Date: 1982
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A current strategy of geologic disposal of immobilized commercial, high-level, nuclear wastes provides long-term storage (hundreds of thousands of years) for a wide spectrum of wastes from the Purex process which would be immobilized in a borosilicate glass. When implaced in a repository, the temperature increases and peaks within the geologic formations housing the waste repository during the first several hundred years after burial and then declines towards the initial temperature. During this thermal and radiolysis pulse period, the geologic formation and waste packages could be significantly perturbed unless the effects are controlled by some engineered approach. Many of the proposed solutions introduce new economic penalties and/or have serious impacts on how the volume of waste must be handled in production, transportation and final interment in the repository. It is noted that the majority of the thermal energy (has high as 98% after 30 years) in commercial waste aged between 3 and 150 years is due to only two radioactive isotopes, 9°Sr and 137Cs and their decay chains, which constitute

Radioactive Waste Management And Contaminated Site Clean Up
Author: William E Lee
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Pages: 912
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Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies. International safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management are also reviewed. Part two highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. The experience in Japan, with a specific chapter on Fukushima, is also covered. Finally, part three explores the clean-up of sites contaminated by weapons programmes including the USA and former USSR. Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up is a comprehensive resource for professionals, researchers, scientists and academics in radioactive waste management, governmental and other regulatory bodies and the nuclear power industry. Explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies Reviews international safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management Highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America specifically including a chapter on the experience in Fukushima, Japan

Nuclear Wastes
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 1996-02-23
Pages: 592
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Disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production and power generation has caused public outcry and political consternation. Nuclear Wastes presents a critical review of some waste management and disposal alternatives to the current national policy of direct disposal of light water reactor spent fuel. The book offers clearcut conclusions for what the nation should do today and what solutions should be explored for tomorrow. The committee examines the currently used "once-through" fuel cycle versus different alternatives of separations and transmutation technology systems, by which hazardous radionuclides are converted to nuclides that are either stable or radioactive with short half-lives. The volume provides detailed findings and conclusions about the status and feasibility of plutonium extraction and more advanced separations technologies, as well as three principal transmutation concepts for commercial reactor spent fuel. The book discusses nuclear proliferation; the U.S. nuclear regulatory structure; issues of health, safety and transportation; the proposed sale of electrical energy as a means of paying for the transmutation system; and other key issues.