Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste
- W. Alexander
- Linda McKinley
This book presents a critical review of designing, siting, constructing and demonstrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radioactive wastes. It is structured to provide a broad perspective of this multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary topic: providing enough detail for a non-specialist to understand the fundamental principles involved and with extensive references to sources of more detailed information. Emphasis is very much on âdeepâ geological disposal â at least some tens of metres below land surface and, in many cases, many hundred of metres deep. Additionally, only radioactive wastes are considered directly â even though such wastes often contain also significant chemotoxic or otherwise hazardous components. Many of the principles involved are generally applicable to other repository options (e.g. near-surface or on-surface disposal) and, indeed, to other types of hazardous waste.
Technical staff directly involved in radioactive waste management programmes; technical staff working on projects associated with such programmes; general audience seeking technical overviews of waste management programmes; waste producers; nuclear waste management companies