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basis for confidence in the long-term safety of nuclear fuel waste disposal

C. J. Allan

basis for confidence in the long-term safety of nuclear fuel waste disposal

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Published by Whiteshell Laboratories in Pinawa, Man .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesFondement de la confiance en la sûreté au cours d"une longue période de stockage permanent des déchets de combustible nucléaire.
Statementby C.J. Allan and S.H. Whitaker.
ContributionsWhiteshell Laboratories.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13621066M
ISBN 100660151820
LC Control Number94702635
OCLC/WorldCa31646000

Key Facts. Nuclear power plants generate electricity for one in five U.S. homes and businesses, collectively producing about 2, metric tons of used nuclear fuel rods each year. If this volume were divided among individuals served by nuclear energy, the annual total would amount to about a single soda can per person. The Government Decree on the Safety of Disposal of Nuclear Waste (/) stipulates that compliance with the requirements concerning post-closure radiation safety of the disposal facility and the suitability of the disposal method and disposal site shall be proven through a safety case.


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Figure 1 provides a timeline for nuclear waste management for Olkiluoto and Loviisa reactors in which the aim is to start the disposal of spent fuel around Figure 1. Timeline for nuclear waste management relating to the Loviisa and Olkiluoto reactors until The target is to begin disposal of spent nuclear fuel around File Size: 4MB.

Disposal of spent fuel in canisters, after long-term storage and without repackaging, is a possibility that also exists.* Current storage problems Only two definitive options for the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle are being considered today: reprocessing (early or delayed), and direct disposal (of spent fuel or radioactive wastes).

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Geologic disposal has been the recommended option for permanent management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF)a and high-level waste (HLW) for 54 years. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reported disposal options for used nuclear fuel for which presumably the decision has been made not to recover usable radionuclides.

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Two ways to store spent nuclear fuel is: Spent fuel pools- specially designed pools in individual reactor sites. Dry Cask storage- It allow nuclear fuel that is cooled for at least 1 year to be surrounded by inert gas inside a container called the cask. The answer to this question -- along with the roots of many of the problems plaguing current U.S.

nuclear-waste-disposal efforts -- can be traced to a decision by the Department of Energy. Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Natural Resources Defense Council, Riverkeeper, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy hereby submit comments on the NRC’s draft report, "Background and Preliminary Assumptions for an Environmental Impact Statement – Long-Term Waste Confidence Update" (December ).

The “Offsite radiological impacts of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposal” issue would be reclassified as a Category 1 impact in Table B-1 of appendix B of 10 CFR p “Summary of Findings on NEPA Issues for License Renewal of Nuclear Power Plants,” and the finding column entry would be revised to address continued storage.

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