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High-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel disposal

an assessment of impact evaluations and decisionmaking systems : a report

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Published by LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Radioactive waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- Evaluation.,
    • Nuclear power plants -- Waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- Evaluation.,
    • Environmental impact analysis -- United States -- Evaluation.,
    • Radioactive waste sites -- Location -- United States -- Decision making -- Evaluation.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statementby the High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy Research Project, the University of Texas at Austin.
      SeriesLyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs policy research project report ;, no. 84
      ContributionsUniversity of Texas at Austin. High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy Research Project.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD898.118 .H53 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 165 p. :
      Number of Pages165
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2416332M
      ISBN 100899406882
      LC Control Number87082400
      OCLC/WorldCa17375656

      The spent fuel can be regarded either as a valuable resource that may be reprocessed or as radioactive waste that is destined for direct disposal. Whatever option is chosen, the disposal of high level waste, separated at reprocessing, or of spent fuel regarded as waste should be considered. This affects both the repository structures and the legal requirements. The radioactive substances considered include residues from uranium ore processing, as well as low and intermediate level radioactive waste up to heat generating, high level radioactive wastes, such as spent fuel and vitrified waste from reprocessing.

      High Level Waste – Scientific Challenges 43 03d – 10 32 J.-W. Kim Korea Recent Safety Assessment of a Reference Geological Disposal System for Radioactive Waste from Pyro-Processing in Korea 47 03d – 11 34 Y. Kovbasenko Ukraine Assessment of Decay Heat in Process of Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal 51 03d – 12 94 S. Suzuki JapanFile Size: 3MB. To reduce the grave and unacceptable risks posed by the existing and continued production of high-level nuclear waste without a demonstrated means of final disposition, the Sierra Club supports federal assumption of responsibility for the long-term, least hazardous isolation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level wastes, as mandated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of , the cost of such.

      "high-level radioactive waste" means: (a) spent nuclear reactor fuel, not intended for reprocessing or research, or (b) the highly radioactive liquid, whose radioactivity consists mainly of fission products, with some actinides also present, that are generated during chemical reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuel (aqueous waste from the first. To encourage its development, the federal government passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of , promising to accept and dispose of commercial nuclear fuel and high-level waste by Jan. 31,


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High-level radioactive wastes are the highly radioactive materials produced as a byproduct of the reactions that occur inside nuclear reactors. High-level wastes take one of two forms: Spent (used) reactor fuel when it is accepted for disposal; Waste materials remaining after spent fuel is reprocessed; Spent nuclear fuel is used fuel from a.

Focused attention by world leaders is needed to address the substantial challenges posed by disposal of spent nuclear fuel from reactors and high-level radioactive waste from processing such fuel. The biggest challenges in achieving safe and secure storage and permanent waste disposal are societal, although technical challenges remain.

The Assessment of Disposal Options for DOE-Managed High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel report assesses the technical options for the safe and permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) managed by the Department of Energy.

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Geological repository systems for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive waste critically reviews the state-of-the-art technologies, scientific methods, regulatory developments, and social engagement approaches directly related to the implementation of geological repository systems.

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Get this from a library. High-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel disposal: an assessment of impact evaluations and decisionmaking systems: a report. [University of Texas at Austin. High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy Research Project.;]. Although certain reprocessing wastes and spent fuel are almost invariably considered the only sources of HLW, there are other waste types that, because of their level of radioactivity, may require a similar degree of isolation from man's environment, and therefore should be borne in mind when discussing radioactive waste disposal options.

High-level waste (spent nuclear fuel) contains radioactive materials such as Plutoniumand its half-live is more t years. Since it takes at least 10 half-lives for the plutonium to completely decay and become harmless, high-level waste must be stored for at leastyears.

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Conception of the final disposal of spent nuclear fuels and high level radioactive wastes. Committee on End Points for Spent Nunclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in Russia and the United States, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies and Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security and Cooperation, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies.

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The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) has recently worked out a concept, KBS-3V, for disposal of highly radioactive waste Author: Roland Pusch.The nation's decades of commercial nuclear power production and nuclear weapons production have resulted in growing inventories of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level nuclear waste.

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