The Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal
Author: Jonathan R. Lloyd,Andrea Cherkouk
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020-10-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128186961

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The Microbiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal is a state-of-the-art reference featuring contributions focusing on the impact of microbes on the safe long-term disposal of nuclear waste. This book is the first to cover this important emerging topic, and is written for a wide audience encompassing regulators, implementers, academics, and other stakeholders. The book is also of interest to those working on the wider exploitation of the subsurface, such as bioremediation, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, and water quality. Planning for suitable facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia has been based mainly on knowledge from the geological and physical sciences. However, recent studies have shown that microbial life can proliferate in the inhospitable environments associated with radioactive waste disposal, and can control the long-term fate of nuclear materials. This can have beneficial and damaging impacts, which need to be quantified. Encompasses expertise from both the bio and geo disciplines, aiming to foster important collaborations across this disciplinary divide Includes reviews and research papers from leading groups in the field Provides helpful guidance in light of plans progressing worldwide for geological disposal facilities Includes timely research for planning and safety case development

Review of national research programmes on the microbiology of radioactive waste disposal

Review of national research programmes on the microbiology of radioactive waste disposal
Author: Alan Rosevear
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1991
Genre: Microbiology
ISBN: OCLC:316203640

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The Unexpected Influence of Microbiology on the Disposal of Radioactive Waste

The Unexpected Influence of Microbiology on the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
Author: Simon P. (BGS 2012-) Gregory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1407267260

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Microbial Influence on the Performance of Subsurface Salt Based Radioactive Waste Repositories

Microbial Influence on the Performance of Subsurface  Salt Based Radioactive Waste Repositories
Author: Nuclear Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2018
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9264303138

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For the past several decades, the Nuclear Energy Agency Salt Club has been supporting and overseeing the characterisation of rock salt as a potential host rock for deep geological repositories. This extensive evaluation of deep geological settings is aimed at determining - through a multidisciplinary approach - whether specific sites are suitable for radioactive waste disposal. Studying the microbiology of granite, basalt, tuff, and clay formations in both Europe and the United States has been an important part of this investigation, and much has been learnt about the potential influence of microorganisms on repository performance, as well as about deep subsurface microbiology in general. Some uncertainty remains, however, around the effects of microorganisms on salt-based repository performance. Using available information on the microbial ecology of hypersaline environments, the bioenergetics of survival under high ionic strength conditions and studies related to repository microbiology, this report summarises the potential role of microorganisms in salt-based radioactive waste repositories.

Social and Economic Aspects of Radioactive Waste Disposal

Social and Economic Aspects of Radioactive Waste Disposal
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Panel on Social and Economic Aspects of Radioactive Waste Management
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1984-02-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780309034449

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To complement the growing body of knowledge on the physical aspects of radioactive waste disposal, this new report identifies the "socioeconomic and institutional" policy issues that must be addressed in implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Site location, transportation modes, disposal schedules, regulatory systems, and the effects of these systems on the people living near the sites and along the transportation routes are addressed.

Radioactive Waste Processing and Disposal

Radioactive Waste Processing and Disposal
Author: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 908
Release: 1980
Genre: Radioactive waste disposal
ISBN: UOM:39015095084789

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Understanding Radioactive Waste

Understanding Radioactive Waste
Author: Raymond L. Murray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1994
Genre: Radioactive waste disposal
ISBN: UOM:39015047573293

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This "objective" report, originally prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, tells the glowing, happy story of nuclear waste disposal in America. The fourth edition has been updated to include the latest legislative and technical changes. It begins by explaining what radioactivity is and goes on to explore the merits of various methods of disposal and the use of licensing and regulation as forms of protection. Filled with graphs, tables, diagrams, and black and white photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste

Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste
Author: Michael J Apted,Joonhong Ahn
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2017-05-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780081006528

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Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste, Second Edition, critically reviews state-of-the-art technologies and scientific methods relating to the implementation of the most effective approaches to the long-term, safe disposition of nuclear waste, also discussing regulatory developments and social engagement approaches as major themes. Chapters in Part One introduce the topic of geological disposal, providing an overview of near-surface, intermediate depth, and deep borehole disposal, spanning low-, medium- and high-level wastes. Part Two addresses the different types of repository systems – crystalline, clay, and salt, also discussing methods of site surveying and construction. The critical safety issue of engineered barrier systems is the focus of Part Three, with coverage ranging from nuclear waste canisters, to buffer and backfill materials. Lastly, Parts Four and Five focus on safety, security, and acceptability, concentrating on repository performance assessment, then radiation protection, environmental monitoring, and social engagement. Comprehensively revised, updated, and expanded with 25% new material on topics of current importance, this is the standard reference for all nuclear waste management and geological repository professionals and researchers. Contains 25% more material on topics of current importance in this new, comprehensive edition Fully updated coverage of both near-surface/intermediate depth, and deep borehole disposal in one convenient volume Goes beyond the scientific and technical aspects of disposal to include the political, regulatory, and societal issues involved, all from an international perspective