Radioactive Waste: Sources, Management and Health Risks


Susanna Fenton (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI058000

The question of “what to do with radioactive waste” has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion power plants. In recent years, fusion designers have become increasingly aware of the large amount of mildly radioactive materials that fusion generates. The search for a suitable solution has stimulated discussions about the origin and nature of fusion radioactive waste. This book discusses the perspectives of managing fusion radioactive materials. It also discusses the canister quandary, and the nuclear security system in Georgia. (Imprint: Novinka)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Perspectives of Managing Fusion Radioactive Materials: Technical Challenges, Environmental Impact and US Policy (pp. 1-42)
Laila El-Guebaly and Lee Cadwallader (University of Wisconsin, Fusion Technology Institute, Madison, WI, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – The Canister Quandary: Spent Nuclear Fuel Packaging Concepts for Storage, Transportation and Disposal in the U.S. (pp. 43-90)
Ernest L. Hardin (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA)

Chapter 3 – Nuclear Security System in Georgia (pp. 91-98)
G. Nabakhtiani (Head of the First Division, Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Georgian Ministry of Protection of Environment and Natural Resources, Tbilisi, Georgia)



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