A Roadmap for Nuclear Waste Resolution


J. Jason Chao, PhD – Cupertino, California

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology; Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research
BISAC: SCI024000; SCI092000; POL048000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/LZDO0013

This book is dedicated to unravelling the intricate relationships and interdependencies among three pivotal issues associated with nuclear waste: nuclear waste disposal, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation. Recognizing their inherent interconnectedness, the book underscores the imperative to address all challenges collectively rather than in isolation, as focusing solely on one aspect will not yield a comprehensive or definitive solution. Through a meticulous exploration of all pertinent dimensions, this book presents a thorough analysis that outlines the prerequisites and methods for a holistic approach to nuclear waste resolution. Innovative concepts such as the nuclear waste accounting system and nuclear waste currency are introduced to illustrate an evolving strategy aimed at reconciling differences in objectives and arrangements for nuclear waste management between nuclear-leading and non-leading nations.

At the heart of the book lies the central theme of mapping out a comprehensive roadmap leading to the ultimate resolution of nuclear waste worldwide. Technical insights are provided for emerging fuel cycle technologies and advancements in repository development. Caution is urged against hastily depositing all nuclear spent fuels into repositories for a quick resolution, as this may unjustly deprive future generations of valuable resources. Repositories are portrayed as essential for storing leftover materials after extracting valuable components from nuclear spent fuels, with in-depth discussions on various aspects, including insights from the Yucca Mountain failure. This book fulfills its objectives by presenting the latest developments in nuclear waste resolution, analyzing interconnected issues, outlining implementation steps, and exploring the prospects of future technological advancements.

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J. Jason Chao:  0000-0001-5683-6465

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