Nuclear Nonproliferation

Nuclear Nonproliferation

The Spent Fuel Problem

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Frederick C. Williams, David A. Deese
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159133

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    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



    About the Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159133

About the Editors

Frederick C. Williams

David A. Deese

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