Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781845695422
eBook ISBN: 9781845699789
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 27th July 2010
Page Count: 792
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Multiple-barrier geological repository design and operation strategies; Spent nuclear fuel recycling practices and impacts; Near-surface, intermediate depth and borehole disposal; Underground research facilities and rock laboratories. Part 2 Geological repository systems: Crystalline systems; Clay systems; Assessing long-term stability; Far-field process analysis and radionuclide transport modelling. Part 3 Engineered barrier systems: Immobilisation of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste; Low-pH concretes; Smectitic buffer and backfill; Near-field processes, evolution and assessment; Nuclear waste canisters, corrosion and long-term performance; Post-containment performance. Part 4 Performance assessment: Safety assessment for deep geological disposal; Safety assessment for near-surface disposal; Treatment of uncertainty in the performance assessment; Assessment of expert judgments; Knowledge management systems. Part 5 Radiation protection, regulation and social engagement: Radiation protection principles and standards; Risk-informed, performance-based regulations; Environmental monitoring programs and public engagement; Methods for social dialogue.


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An unprecedented book reviewing every technologically important element of the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle., Dr. A Suzuki, Nuclear Safety Commission, Japan
Provides an urgently needed worldwide overview on the disposal of radioactive waste., Prof. em. Dr.-Ing Kühn, GSF and Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
A very valuable and useful work, since in addition to scientific and technological issues, the book draws attention to the critical role of independent regulatory review and social engagement, which are vital to the successful implementation of geological repository systems., Dr Tero Varjoranta, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK, Finland