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Cosmic disposal of radioactive waste

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Abstract

The technical and economical possibility and safety of the disposal of highly radioactive waste into cosmos are reviewed. The disposal of highly radioactive waste is serious problem to be solved in the near future, because it is produced in large amounts by the reprocessing of spent fuel. The promising methods proposed are (i) underground disposal, (ii) ocean disposal, (iii) cosmic disposal and (iv) extinguishing disposal. The final disposal method is not yet decided internationally. The radioactive waste contains very long life nuclides, for example transuranic elements and actinide elements. The author thinks the most perfect and safe disposal method for these very long life nuclides is the disposal into cosmos. The space vehicle carrying radioactive waste will be launched safely into outer space with recent space technology. The selection of orbit for vehicles (earth satellite or orbit around planets) or escape from solar system, selection of launching rocket type pretreatment of waste, launching weight, and the cost of cosmic disposal were investigated roughly and quantitatively. Safety problem of cosmic disposal should be examined from the reliable safety study data in the future.
Authors:
Inoue, Y; Morisawa, S [1] 
  1. Kyoto Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1975
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-07-263687; ERA-02-015985; EDB-77-029203
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Genshiryoku Kogyo; (Japan); Journal Volume: 21:3
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SPACE; ACTINIDES; COST; INTERGALACTIC SPACE; INTERPLANETARY SPACE; ORBITS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; ROCKETS; SAFETY; SATELLITES; SHIELDING; ELEMENTS; MANAGEMENT; METALS; PROCESSING; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
7327374
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: GKOGA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 31-41
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Citation Formats

Inoue, Y, and Morisawa, S. Cosmic disposal of radioactive waste. Japan: N. p., 1975. Web.
Inoue, Y, & Morisawa, S. Cosmic disposal of radioactive waste. Japan.
Inoue, Y, and Morisawa, S. 1975. "Cosmic disposal of radioactive waste." Japan.
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title = {Cosmic disposal of radioactive waste}
author = {Inoue, Y, and Morisawa, S}
abstractNote = {The technical and economical possibility and safety of the disposal of highly radioactive waste into cosmos are reviewed. The disposal of highly radioactive waste is serious problem to be solved in the near future, because it is produced in large amounts by the reprocessing of spent fuel. The promising methods proposed are (i) underground disposal, (ii) ocean disposal, (iii) cosmic disposal and (iv) extinguishing disposal. The final disposal method is not yet decided internationally. The radioactive waste contains very long life nuclides, for example transuranic elements and actinide elements. The author thinks the most perfect and safe disposal method for these very long life nuclides is the disposal into cosmos. The space vehicle carrying radioactive waste will be launched safely into outer space with recent space technology. The selection of orbit for vehicles (earth satellite or orbit around planets) or escape from solar system, selection of launching rocket type pretreatment of waste, launching weight, and the cost of cosmic disposal were investigated roughly and quantitatively. Safety problem of cosmic disposal should be examined from the reliable safety study data in the future.}
journal = {Genshiryoku Kogyo; (Japan)}
volume = {21:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1975}
month = {Mar}
}