Radioactive Waste Management: the relation between Geological Disposal and Advanced Nuclear Technologies

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Abstract

Throughout this paper we aim to scope the most pregnant themes, issues and research questions concerning the relation between geological disposal and advanced nuclear technologies in the broad context of radioactive waste management. Especially from a socio-technical point of view the mutual impacts, divergences and complementarities between both strategies seem to have received limited dedicated examination up until today. Specific attention is paid to the main arguments that seem to underpin both research streams, related to how the issue of radioactive waste is contextualized and which problems and solutions are consequently identified and proposed. Ultimately we aim to encourage scientifically integer communication and constructive dialogue between both fields, to investigate the common possibilities of enhancing radioactive waste management as a whole.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2013 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management - ICEM 2013 (on CD)
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages1-5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
EventICEM 2013 - 15th International Conference On Environmental Remediation And Radioactive Waste Management - ASME, Belgoprocess, SCK•CEN, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 8 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceICEM 2013 - 15th International Conference On Environmental Remediation And Radioactive Waste Management
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period2013-09-082013-09-12

Keywords

  • radioactive waste management, geological disposal, advanced nuclear technologies, partitioning and transmutation, socio-technical, communication

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