Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent Fuel Problem

Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent Fuel Problem

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Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent Fuel Problem by Frederick C. Williams

Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent Fuel Problem examines the debate concerning the storage of spent fuel generated by nuclear reactors and its implications for nuclear nonproliferation efforts. Potential barriers to the establishment or expansion of national storage facilities for spent fuel are discussed, along with alternatives.
This book covers a broad spectrum of possible multinational and international arrangements for spent fuel management, ranging from relatively benign international oversight of national facilities to arrangements for bilateral and regional cooperation, and even the creation of entirely new international institutional mechanisms. The technical, economic, political, and legal aspects of managing spent fuel are explored, paying particular attention to Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Indian Ocean Basin, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Public attitudes toward nuclear energy, especially with regard to the issue of radioactive waste disposal, are also considered. The final chapter looks at the political aspects of nuclear nonproliferation in general and of spent fuel management in particular.
This monograph will be of interest to government officials and policymakers concerned with nuclear energy and nonproliferation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483159133
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 236
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents




Part I - General Framework

Chapter 1 Legal, Institutional and Political Aspects of Managing Spent Fuel Internationally

Part II - Regional Considerations and Possibilities

Chapter 2 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Chapter 3 Indian Ocean Basin

Chapter 4 Latin America

Chapter 5 Asia and the Middle East

Chapter 6 Western Europe

Part III - Feasibility of Managing Spent Fuel Internationally

Chapter 7 Technical Considerations

Chapter 8 Economic Analysis

Chapter 9 Incentives and Disincentives

Part IV - The Broader Political Context

Chapter 10 Public Response to Nuclear Energy

Chapter 11 The Impact of North-South Politics



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