Nuclear waste disposal crisis
What to do with spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants? The advantages and disadvantages of current U.S. nuclear waste disposal policies are thoroughly examined along with the three primary treatment paths: reprocessing, disposal, and interim storage. This insightful book reveals why spent fuel reprocessing failed in this country, why spent fuel disposal is an unattainable goal under the current approach, and why spent fuel interim storage represents an imminent crisis of understated proportions.
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The Nuclear Power Industry
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Boiling Water Reactors
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