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Radioactive Waste Management and Contaminated Site Clean-Up

Processes, Technologies and International Experience

  • 1st Edition - October 31, 2013
  • Editors: William E Lee, Michael I. Ojovan, Carol M Jantzen
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 8 5 7 0 9 - 4 3 5 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 8 5 7 0 9 - 7 4 4 - 6

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the… Read more

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Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies. International safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management are also reviewed. Part two highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. The experience in Japan, with a specific chapter on Fukushima, is also covered. Finally, part three explores the clean-up of sites contaminated by weapons programmes including the USA and former USSR.

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up is a comprehensive resource for professionals, researchers, scientists and academics in radioactive waste management, governmental and other regulatory bodies and the nuclear power industry.