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Title: Technology applications for radioactive waste minimization

The nuclear power industry has achieved one of the most successful examples of waste minimization. The annual volume of low-level radioactive waste shipped for disposal per reactor has decreased to approximately one-fifth the volume about a decade ago. In addition, the curie content of the total waste shipped for disposal has decreased. This paper will discuss the regulatory drivers and economic factors for waste minimization and describe the application of technologies for achieving waste minimization for low-level radioactive waste with examples from the nuclear power industry.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10166242
Report Number(s):
ANL/CMT/CP--83059; CONF-940815--61
ON: DE94015036; TRN: 94:014620
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPECTRUM `94: international nuclear and hazardous waste management conference,Atlanta, GA (United States),14-18 Aug 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; MINIMIZATION; NUCLEAR POWER; COST; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL 052000; WASTE MANAGEMENT