Description

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies. International safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management are also reviewed. Part two highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. The experience in Japan, with a specific chapter on Fukushima, is also covered. Finally, part three explores the clean-up of sites contaminated by weapons programmes including the USA and former USSR.

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up is a comprehensive resource for professionals, researchers, scientists and academics in radioactive waste management, governmental and other regulatory bodies and the nuclear power industry.

Key Features

  • Explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies
  • Reviews international safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management
  • Highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America specifically including a chapter on the experience in Fukushima, Japan

Readership

Nuclear and radioactive waste management professionals; Nuclear power operators; Govermental and regulatory bodies in radioactive waste management and cleanup

Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of radioactive waste (RAW): science, sources, classification and management strategies

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Controlled and uncontrolled wastes

1.3 Radioactive waste (RAW) classification

1.4 Sources of waste

1.5 Managing controlled wastes

1.6 Strategies for managing uncontrolled releases and contaminated site clean-up

1.7 Sources of further information

Chapter 2: Radioactive waste (RAW) categories, characterization and processing route selection

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Basic categories of radioactive waste (RAW)

2.3 RAW characterization and control

2.4 RAW processing route selection

2.5 Sources of further information

Chapter 3: International safety standards for radioactive waste (RAW) management and remediation of contaminated sites

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 International, regional and national organisations involved

3.3 International standards for radiological safety and environmental protection

3.4 Radioactive waste (RAW) management policies, regulations and standards

3.5 RAW packaging and transportation practice

3.6 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Technical solutions for the management of radioactive waste (RAW): overview and methods of selection

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Waste routing, classification and categorization

4.3 Waste management steps

4.4 Technical options for waste management

4.5 Methodologies for technology selection

4.6 Conclusion

Chapter 5: Irradiated nuclear fuel management: resource versus waste

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Temporary storage

5.3 Fuel cycle options

5.4 Managing wastes from fuel re

Details

No. of pages:
912
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857097446
Print ISBN:
9780857094353

About the editors

William Lee

Professor William E. Lee FREng is Deputy Chair of the Government advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), and Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Immobilisation Science Laboratory, University of Sheffield, UK.

Michael Ojovan

Dr Michael I. Ojovan is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Materials Science and Waste Immobilisation at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK

Carol Jantzen

Dr Carol Jantzen is a Consulting Scientist at Savannah River National Laboratory, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Savannah River National Laboratory, USA

Reviews

As the need for energy grows worldwide, nuclear energy must be considered one of the options. However, the disposal of radioactive wastes and how to clean up the contaminated sites are major deterrents. This book presents an objective view of the background and principles of management. Perhaps more importantly, it presents the conditions in the most affected countries by experts from these countries. It is a must read for anyone interested in radioactive waste problems., Frank L. Parker, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, USA