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Main Title Geological Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste Current Concepts and Plans for Radioactive Waste Disposal / [electronic resource] :
Author Pusch, Roland.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QE1-996.5
ISBN 9783540773337
Subjects Geography ; Geology ; Nuclear engineering ; Environmental protection ; Waste disposal
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes The Geological Base for Developing and Assessing Concepts for HLW Disposal -- The Rock -- Engineered Barriers and Their Interaction with Rock -- Repository Concepts for HLW Including Spent Fuel and Waste with Long-Lived Radionuclides -- Underground Laboratories (URLs) -- Site Selection -- Risk Assessment. The book describes and assesses current concepts for long-term disposal of highly radioactive waste. Different types of rock are discussed and assessed with respect to practical difficulties in construction of a repository, and the efficiency in isolating radioactive waste. Safety matters are most important and are treated in the respective chapters and in a final, conclusive chapter. Cost issues and related quality matters are discussed for the case of constructing a virgin repository and repositories in the form of converted abandoned mines.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2008
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131219055434
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 02401nam a22004695i 45