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Radioactive waste disposal - policy and perspectives

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Abstract

Methods are discussed that have been developed and could be used for management and disposal of highly active wastes. The characteristics of such waste are, described and the concept of toxic potential is explained. General principles of waste disposal and the various options which have been considered are discussed. Studies on the incorporation of waste into glass, and on container materials are described. Consideration is also given to the requirements of stores and repositories from the aspect of heat dissipation, design, siting, etc. The advantages and disadvantages of the various types of geological formation ie salt, argillaceous deposits, hardrocks, suitable for containment of highly active wastes are examined. Studies carried out on the safety of repositories and an ocean disposal of the waste are summarised. The review ends with a brief account of the status of the vitrification process in the UK and abroad and of future programmes involving geological and related studies.
Authors:
Roberts, L E.J. [1] 
  1. UKAEA, Harwell. Atomic Energy Research Establishment
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-10-477481; EDB-80-000328
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nucl. Energy; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 18:2
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GLASS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; INGESTION; MARINE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; ROCKS; SAFETY; TOXICITY; VITRIFICATION; INTAKE; MANAGEMENT; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; STORAGE; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE STORAGE; WASTES; 052000* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Management
OSTI ID:
5863074
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NUEGA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 85-100
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Roberts, L E.J. Radioactive waste disposal - policy and perspectives. United Kingdom: N. p., 1979. Web.
Roberts, L E.J. Radioactive waste disposal - policy and perspectives. United Kingdom.
Roberts, L E.J. 1979. "Radioactive waste disposal - policy and perspectives." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_5863074,
title = {Radioactive waste disposal - policy and perspectives}
author = {Roberts, L E.J.}
abstractNote = {Methods are discussed that have been developed and could be used for management and disposal of highly active wastes. The characteristics of such waste are, described and the concept of toxic potential is explained. General principles of waste disposal and the various options which have been considered are discussed. Studies on the incorporation of waste into glass, and on container materials are described. Consideration is also given to the requirements of stores and repositories from the aspect of heat dissipation, design, siting, etc. The advantages and disadvantages of the various types of geological formation ie salt, argillaceous deposits, hardrocks, suitable for containment of highly active wastes are examined. Studies carried out on the safety of repositories and an ocean disposal of the waste are summarised. The review ends with a brief account of the status of the vitrification process in the UK and abroad and of future programmes involving geological and related studies.}
journal = {Nucl. Energy; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {18:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1979}
month = {Apr}
}