Radioactive Wastes and Exposure: Fundamentals, Management Strategies and Environmental Implications


Austin D. Russell (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020

Medical exposure to ionizing radiation remains by far the largest contributor to the radiation dose from manmade sources of radiation. Strategies for dose and risk management, with a focus on the minimization of the stochastic effect and prevention of tissue reactions are presented in Chapter One. A critical review about solid radioactive wastes in Nuclear Medicine facilities and its management, storage and disposal is covered in Chapter Two. Chapter Three presents an assessment of a mixed system for calculating electromagnetic dosimetry that combined experimental radiation parameters and Finite Differences in Temporal Domain simulations based on numerical phantom rats. Chapter Four described and compares the legislation and legal provisions on waste disposal for medium, low and high levels of radiation among BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia Federation, India, People’s Republic of China and South Africa. Chapter Five introduces studies on the assessment of local acceptance of radioactive waste facilities. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Radiation Exposure in Medical Imaging: Risks, Measurements and Health Effects
Danijela Arandjic, Predrag Bozovic, Olivera Ciraj-Bjelac, Sandra Ceklic, Djordje Lazarevic and Jelena Stankovic-Petrovic (Radiation and Environmental Protection Department, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Solid Radioactive Wastes in Nuclear Medicine
Gabriela Hoff, PhD and Cláudia R. Brambilla (Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. The Calculation of Dosimetry in Small Animals Combining the FDTD Method and Experimental Measures: Applications for Three Radiation Systems
Elena López-Martín, MD, PhD (Aarón A. Salas-Sánchez, Alberto López-Furelos, Francisco J. Jorge-Barreiro, MD, PhD, Eduardo Moreno-Piquero, PhD and Francisco J. Ares-Pena, PhD (Department of Morphological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, North Campus, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Evolution of the International Law on Wastes Disposal in Geological Environments in BRICS
Daniel Figueira de Barros and Daniel Marcos Bonotto (Salesian University Center São Paulo (UNISAL), Americana, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 5. Assessments of Local Acceptance of Radioactive Waste Facilities
Taehyun Kim, PhD (Korea Environment Institute (Sejong, Republic of Korea


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