Managing radioactive waste

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Abstract

This chapter presents the principles of waste and spent fuel management. It stresses the importance of a suitable waste management plan for each facility where wastes are generated. Based on the different waste streams identifi ed, quantifi ed and characterized, the chapter outlines methods to design and select appropriate facilities and treatment and conditioning techniques for sound management of waste materials. Potential treatment and conditioning techniques are briefl y presented, with special attention to techniques which minimize the amount of radioactive waste. Reuse and recycling techniques for metal and concrete are covered. Different management options are also described and discussed. Some examples from the Belgian case are also presented.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Nuclear projects
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherWP - Woodhead Publishing
Pages177-195
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-0-85709-591-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Energy
Number60

Keywords

  • waste management, spent fuel, decontamination, recycling

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