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Disposal of Nuclear Wastes and Reactor Decommissioning

Published By Edutech Enterprises

  • By John K. Sutherland
  • Published April 2004
  • 36 Page(s)

A brief introduction to wastes in general, including nuclear wastes, leads into a more detailed analysis of the processes at the back end of the nuclear cycle from spent fuel management, to fission waste stabilization and geological deep disposal. There is some consideration of bringing retired nuclear weapons plutonium into the nuclear cycle. The process of Geological emplacement of nuclear wastes is examined, and some of the various risks associated with the construction, operation, and following closure of the facility are evaluated and are broadly compared with the surface storage option. Finally, an overview of a reactor decommissioning process is outlined.

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