Understanding Radioactive Waste

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Battelle Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Science - 231 pages
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In this latest edition of Understanding Radioactive Waste, Dr. Raymond Murray
- explains clearly the origin and nature of nuclear by-products
- provides facts and figures about nuclear waste and the actions being planned on a national basis
- provides perspective on the safety of waste isolation systems
- distinguishes knowledge from opinion whenever possible, in an unbiased and candid manner.
A proven textbook and resource, this latest edition of Understanding Radioactive Waste provides new information on
- protecting nuclear facilities against terrorist attacks
- transporting spent fuel and other nuclear wastes
- regulating high-level radioactive waste
- licensing of the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

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Contents

Atoms and Chemistry
7
The hydrogen atom
9
Radioactivity
13
Copyright

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