Scientific basis for nuclear waste management XXX: symposium held November 27-December 1, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Materials Research Society, Jan 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 642 pages
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Management of nuclear waste remains an important international topic that includes reprocessing of commercial nuclear fuel, waste-form design and development, storage and disposal packaging, the process of repository site selection, system design, and performance assessment. Requirements to manage and dispose of materials from the production of nuclear weapons, and the renewed interest in nuclear power, in particular through the Generation IV Forum and the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative, can be expected to increase the need for scientific advances in waste management. This book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on materials-related issues associated with nuclear waste management programs. Invited and contributed papers cover a wide range of topics including studies on: spent fuel; performance assessment and models; waste forms for low- and intermediate-level waste; ceramic and glass waste forms for plutonium and high-level waste; radionuclides; containers and engineered barriers; disposal environments and site characteristics; and partitioning and transmutation.

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Corrosion of Nuclear Fuel Inside a Failed Copper Nuclear
Alteration Behavior of High Burnup Spent Fuel in Salt
Chemical Effects at the Reaction Front in Corroding Spent

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