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RECORD NUMBER: 46 OF 67
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Radioactive waste disposal : an environmental perspective.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation,|
|Report Number||EPA 402-K-94-001|
|Subjects||Radioactive waste disposal--United States. ; Radioactive wastes--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive waste disposal ; Regulations ; Requirements ; Site characterization ; United States ; Nuclear fuels ; High level radioactive wastes ; Low level radioactive wastes ; Natural radioactivity ; Mill tailings ; Alpha Bearing Wastes ; Radioactive waste facilities ; Shaft excavations ; Salt deposits ; Underground disposal ; Radioactive waste management|
|Collation||12 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm|
There are five general categories of radioactive waste: (1) spent nuclear fuel from nuclear reactors and high-level waste from the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, (2) transuranic waste mainly from defense programs, (3) uranium mill tailings from the mining and milling of uranium ore, (4) low-level waste, and (5) naturally occurring and acclerator-produced radioactive materials. The booklet describes the different categories of waste, discusses disposal practices for each type, and describes the way they are regulated.
Cover title. "August 1994." Microfiche.