Geological Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste : Current Concepts and Plans for Radioactive Waste Disposal

The book describes and assesses current concepts for long-term disposal of highly radioactive waste. Different types of rock are discussed and assessed with respect to practical difficulties in construction of a repository, and the efficiency in isolating radioactive waste. Safety matters are most i...

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Main Author: Pusch, Roland
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008, 2008
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The book describes and assesses current concepts for long-term disposal of highly radioactive waste. Different types of rock are discussed and assessed with respect to practical difficulties in construction of a repository, and the efficiency in isolating radioactive waste. Safety matters are most important and are treated in the respective chapters and in a final, conclusive chapter. Cost issues and related quality matters are discussed for the case of constructing a virgin repository and repositories in the form of converted abandoned mines
Physical Description:XIX, 379 p. 322 illus., 22 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783540773337