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Title: Technology assessment and nuclear waste management

Abstract

The problems associated with the management of nuclear wastes are used to illustrate the methods of technology assessment (TA). A general review describes the origins and characterizations of the wastes, method of generation in nuclear facilities, how they might escape during reprocessing, the recovery of fissionable material, and the dangers involved. The sequence of technology and procedures for waste management consist of three steps: waste conversion, transportation, and final disposal. The following is a list of methods which have been used to assess nuclear waste technologies: (1) cost/benefit and risk/benefit ratios; (2) systems analysis; (3) decision analysis; (4) input-output analysis; (5) trend analysis; (6) survey and DELPHI methods; (7) modeling and simulation; (8) fault tree analysis. 6 figures, 3 tables.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Illinois
OSTI Identifier:
6152486
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
CHEMTECH; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; DECISION TREE ANALYSIS; DELPHI METHOD; FAILURES; FAULT TREE ANALYSIS; HAZARDS; INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS; ORIGIN; PRODUCTION; RECOVERY; RISK ASSESSMENT; SIMULATION; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; FORECASTING; MANAGEMENT; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 052000* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Management; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy

Citation Formats

Trevorrow, LaV.E., and Steindler, M.J. Technology assessment and nuclear waste management. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Trevorrow, LaV.E., & Steindler, M.J. Technology assessment and nuclear waste management. United States.
Trevorrow, LaV.E., and Steindler, M.J. Thu . "Technology assessment and nuclear waste management". United States.
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