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Safe disposal of high-level radioactive wastes

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Abstract

Current strategies in most countries favour the immobilisation of high-level radioactive wastes in borosilicate glasses, and their burial in large, centralised, mined repositories. Strong public opposition has been encountered because of concerns over safety and socio-political issues. The author develops a new disposal strategy, based on immobilisation of wastes in an extremely resistant ceramic, SYNROC, combined with burial in an array of widely dispersed, very deep drill holes. It is demonstrated that the difficulties encountered by conventional disposal strategies can be overcome by this new approach.
Authors:
Ringwood, A E [1] 
  1. Australian National Univ., Canberra. Research School of Earth Sciences
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-12-597015; EDB-81-054729
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Search; (Australia); Journal Volume: 11:10
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; BOROSILICATE GLASS; CERAMICS; GROUND WATER; LEACHING; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; ROCKS; SYNTHETIC ROCKS; TITANATES; DISSOLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; GLASS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; TITANIUM COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
6554779
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: SRCHA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 323-330
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Citation Formats

Ringwood, A E. Safe disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Australia: N. p., 1980. Web.
Ringwood, A E. Safe disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Australia.
Ringwood, A E. 1980. "Safe disposal of high-level radioactive wastes." Australia.
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title = {Safe disposal of high-level radioactive wastes}
author = {Ringwood, A E}
abstractNote = {Current strategies in most countries favour the immobilisation of high-level radioactive wastes in borosilicate glasses, and their burial in large, centralised, mined repositories. Strong public opposition has been encountered because of concerns over safety and socio-political issues. The author develops a new disposal strategy, based on immobilisation of wastes in an extremely resistant ceramic, SYNROC, combined with burial in an array of widely dispersed, very deep drill holes. It is demonstrated that the difficulties encountered by conventional disposal strategies can be overcome by this new approach.}
journal = {Search; (Australia)}
volume = {11:10}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Australia}
year = {1980}
month = {Oct}
}