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Geological disposal of nuclear waste; a primer

Rodney C. Ewing, Robert A. Whittleston and Bruce W. D. Yardley
Geological disposal of nuclear waste; a primer (in Deep-mined geological disposal of radioactive waste, Bruce W. D. Yardley (editor), Rodney C. Ewing (editor) and Robert A. Whittleston (editor))
Elements (August 2016) 12 (4): 233-237


The back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle has become the Achilles Heel of nuclear power. After more than 50 years of effort, there are, at present, no operating nuclear waste repositories for the spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants or for the high-level waste from the reprocessing of spent fuel. The articles in this issue of Elements describe the status of geological disposal in salt, crystalline rock, clay, and tuff, as presently developed in five countries.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Geological disposal of nuclear waste; a primer
Title: Deep-mined geological disposal of radioactive waste
Author(s): Ewing, Rodney C.Whittleston, Robert A.Yardley, Bruce W. D.
Author(s): Yardley, Bruce W. D.editor
Author(s): Ewing, Rodney C.editor
Author(s): Whittleston, Robert A.editor
Affiliation: Stanford University, Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States
Affiliation: Radioactive Waste Management, Oxford, United Kingdom
Pages: 233-237
Published: 201608
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 20
Accession Number: 2016-101615
Categories: Environmental geologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: European Nuclear Research Centre, GBR, United KingdomRadioactive Waste Management, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201649
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