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Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

  • 1st Edition, Volume 9 - January 25, 2007
  • Editors: W. R. Alexander, Linda McKinley
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 5 0 1 0 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 6 8 8 8 - 4

Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste presents a critical review of designing, siting, constructing and demonstrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositor… Read more

Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

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Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste presents a critical review of designing, siting, constructing and demonstrating the safety and environmental impact of deep repositories for radioactive wastes. It is structured to provide a broad perspective of this multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary topic: providing enough detail for a non-specialist to understand the fundamental principles involved and with extensive references to sources of more detailed information.

Emphasis is very much on “deep” geological disposal – at least some tens of metres below land surface and, in many cases, many hundred of metres deep. Additionally, only radioactive wastes are considered directly – even though such wastes often contain also significant chemotoxic or otherwise hazardous components. Many of the principles involved are generally applicable to other repository options (e.g. near-surface or on-surface disposal) and, indeed, to other types of hazardous waste.