Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste presents a critical review of designing, siting, constructing and demonstrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radioactive wastes. It is structured to provide a broad perspective of this multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary topic: providing enough detail for a non-specialist to understand the fundamental principles involved and with extensive references to sources of more detailed information. Emphasis is very much on “deep geological disposal – at least some tens of metres below land surface and, in many cases, many hundred of metres deep. Additionally, only radioactive wastes are considered directly – even though such wastes often contain also significant chemotoxic or otherwise hazardous components. Many of the principles involved are generally applicable to other repository options (e.g. near-surface or on-surface disposal) and, indeed, to other types of hazardous waste. Presents a current critical review in designing, siting, constructing and demonsrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radwaste Addresses the fundamental principles of radioactive waste with up-to-date examples and real-world case studies Written for a multi-disciplinary audience, with an appropriate level of detail to allow a non-specialist to understand

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  • Author : W. R. Alexander
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 300 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080468884
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste
  • Author : W. R. Alexander,Linda McKinley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 July 2011
GET THIS BOOKDeep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste presents a critical review of designing, siting, constructing and demonstrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radioactive wastes. It is structured to provide a broad perspective of this multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary topic: providing enough detail for a non-specialist to understand the fundamental principles involved and with extensive references to sources of more detailed information. Emphasis is very much on “deep geological disposal – at least some tens of metres below land surface and,

Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste

Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste
  • Author : Michael J Apted,Joonhong Ahn
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 25 May 2017
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Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste, Second Edition, critically reviews state-of-the-art technologies and scientific methods relating to the implementation of the most effective approaches to the long-term, safe disposition of nuclear waste, also discussing regulatory developments and social engagement approaches as major themes. Chapters in Part One introduce the topic of geological disposal, providing an overview of near-surface, intermediate depth, and deep borehole disposal, spanning low-, medium- and high-level wastes. Part Two addresses

Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues

Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues
  • Author : W. Miller,R. Alexander,N. Chapman,John C McKinley,J.A.T. Smellie
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 09 November 2000
GET THIS BOOKGeological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues

Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less radioactive wastes are already in operation. One of the challenges facing the nuclear industry is to demonstrate confidently that a repository will contain wastes for so long that any releases that might take place in the future will pose no significant health or environmental risk. One method for building confidence

Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Committee on Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 05 July 2001
GET THIS BOOKDisposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

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. Disposition of radioactive wastes in a deep geological repository is a sound approach as long as it progresses through a stepwise decision-making process that takes advantage of technical advances, public participation, and

Considering Timescales in the Post-closure Safety of Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Considering Timescales in the Post-closure Safety of Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste
  • Author : OECD Nuclear Energy Agency,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher : Bernan Assoc
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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A key challenge in the development of safety cases for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste is handling the long time frame over which the radioactive waste remains hazardous. The intrinsic hazard of the waste decreases with time, but some hazard remains for extremely long periods. Safety cases for geological disposal typically address performance and protection for thousands to millions of years into the future. Over such periods, a wide range of events and processes operating over many different

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Committee on Principles and Operational Strategies for Staged Repository Systems
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 March 2003
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Compared to other large engineering projects, geologic repositories for high-level waste present distinctive challenges because: 1) they are first-of-a-kind, complex, and long-term projects that must actively manage hazardous materials for many decades: 2) they are expected to hold these hazardous materials passively safe for many millennia after repository closure; and 3) they are widely perceived to pose serious risks. As is the case for other complex projects, repository programs should proceed in stages. One Step at a Time focuses on a management approach

Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste
  • Author : Roland Pusch,Raymond N Yong,Masashi Nakano
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 06 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKGeologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste examines the fundamental knowledge and conditions to be considered and applied by planners and other professionals when establishing national repository concepts, and constructing repositories for the long-term isolation of highly radioactive waste from surrounding crystalline rock. It emphasizes the important roles of structural geology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, and construction techniques. It specifically examines the disposal of steel canisters with spent reactor fuel in mined repositories (MR) at medium-depth, and in very deep boreholes (VDH). While

The Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal
  • Author : Jonathan R. Lloyd,Andrea Cherkouk
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKThe Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal is a state-of-the-art reference featuring contributions focusing on the impact of microbes on the safe long-term disposal of nuclear waste. This book is the first to cover this important emerging topic, and is written for a wide audience encompassing regulators, implementers, academics, and other stakeholders. The book is also of interest to those working on the wider exploitation of the subsurface, such as bioremediation, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, and water quality. Planning

Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Committee on Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 05 June 2001
GET THIS BOOKDisposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

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. Disposition of radioactive wastes in a deep geological repository is a sound approach as long as it progresses through a stepwise decision-making process that takes advantage of technical advances, public participation, and

Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Perspective

Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Perspective
  • Author : OECD Nuclear Energy Agency,NEA Staff,Nea,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher : OECD
  • Release : 24 May 2022
GET THIS BOOKGeologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Perspective

This report reviews the progress to date in geological disposal of radioactive waste and the further steps that may be required to implement geologic disposal, taking into account both the technical and regulatory requirements, and the need to achieve an appropriate level of societal acceptance.

Natural Analogue Studies in the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes

Natural Analogue Studies in the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes
  • Author : W.M. Miller,N. Chapman,I. McKinley,R. Alexander,J.A.T. Smellie
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 August 2011
GET THIS BOOKNatural Analogue Studies in the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes

The first purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive review of the state of development of natural analogue studies with emphasis on those studies which are relevant to the following repository designs: Nagra (Switzerland) disposal concepts for high-level waste/low and intermediate-level waste; SKB (Sweden) disposal concepts for spent fuel/low and intermediate-level waste; and Nirex (UK) disposal concept for low and intermediate-level waste. The book's second aim is to discuss the expanding application of natural analogues for

Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation

Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Board on Radioactive Waste Management
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 07 November 1999
GET THIS BOOKDisposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation

During the next several years, decisions are expected to be made in several countries on the further development and implementation of the geological disposition option. The Board on Radioactive Waste Management (BRWM) of the U.S. National Academies believes that informed and reasoned discussion of relevant scientific, engineering and social issues can-and should-play a constructive role in the decision process by providing information to decision makers on relevant technical and policy issues. A BRWM-initiated project including a workshop at Irvine,