Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up: Processes, technologies and international experience

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up: Processes, technologies and international experience

by William E Lee
     
 

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Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies. International safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of

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Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies. International safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management are also reviewed. Part two highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. The experience in Japan, with a specific chapter on Fukushima, is also covered. Finally, part three explores the clean-up of sites contaminated by weapons programmes including the USA and former USSR.

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up is a comprehensive resource for professionals, researchers, scientists and academics in radioactive waste management, governmental and other regulatory bodies and the nuclear power industry.

  • Explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies
  • Reviews international safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management
  • Highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America specifically including a chapter on the experience in Fukushima, Japan

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As the need for energy grows worldwide, nuclear energy must be considered one of the options. However, the disposal of radioactive wastes and how to clean up the contaminated sites are major deterrents. This book presents an objective view of the background and principles of management. Perhaps more importantly, it presents the conditions in the most affected countries by experts from these countries. It is a must read for anyone interested in radioactive waste problems., Frank L. Parker, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857094353
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy Series, #48
Pages:
924
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.88(d)

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