- Introduction (L. McKinley, W.R. Alexander).
- Waste sources and classification (D. McGinnes).
- Development of the geological disposal concepts (I. McKinley, W.R Alexander, P.C. Blaser).
- Site selection and characterisation (T. McEwen).
- Repository design (H. Umeki).
- Assessment of the safety and performance of a radioactive waste repository (P.A. Smith).
- Repository implementation (C. McCombie).
- Research and Development infrastructure (A. Hooper).
- Building confidence in the safe disposal of radioactive waste (J.M. West, L. McKinley).
- A look to the future (W.R. Alexander, L. McKinley, I. 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 “deep” geological disposal – 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 – 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.
- Presents a current critical review in designing, siting, constructing and demonsrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radwaste
- Addresses the fundamental principles of radioactive waste with up-to-date examples and real-world case studies
- Written for a multi-disciplinary audience, with an appropriate level of detail to allow a non-specialist to understand
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
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- © Elsevier Science 2007
- 25th January 2007
- Elsevier Science
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