Allen W. Hatheway

Fuel Cycle to Nowhere (Stewart and Stewart, 2011) is a technically based history of American nuclear waste management policy applied to the ultimate fate of nuclear fuel-cycle (electricity generation) wastes. This reviewer considers its content to be essential knowledge for engineering geologists, who have been called to perform the site characterization and licensing activities necessary to manage this “high-level” nuclear waste (HLW). The book is unique in its comprehensive treatment, and its contents honor the fine and competent nuclear site characterization work of our profession over the past 55 years.

Generally speaking, the accumulated twentieth...

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