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Nuclear Waste Management

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High-level nuclear waste--one of the nation's most hazardous substances--is accumulating at 80 sites in 35 states. The United States has generated 70,000 metric tons of nuclear waste and is expected to generate 153,000 metric tons by 2055. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to dispose of the waste in a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the repository is more than a decade behind schedule, and the nuclear waste generally remains at the commercial nuclear reactor sites and DOE sites where it was generated. This ...
Radioactivity reduces over time, so in principle the waste needs to be isolated for a period of time until its components no longer pose a hazard. This can mean hours to years for some common medical or industrial radioactive wastes or many thousands of years for high-level wastes . The main approaches to managing radioactive waste to date have been segregation and storage for short-lived wastes, near-surface disposal for low and some intermediate level wastes, and deep and secure burial for the long-lived high-level wastes. A summary of the amounts of radioactive wastes and management approaches for most developed countries are ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Nuclear power plants with Russian aid : Dhaka Mirror
Bangladesh and Russia signed yesterday a five-year “Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of the Use of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes” having the way for the establishment of nuclear power plants to meet the growing power needs of the country. In a press release, the foreign ministry said that state minister for science and ICT Architect  Yeafesh Osman signed the agreement on behalf of the Bangladesh government while Sergey Kiriyenko, Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom,  signed on behalf of the Russian government. Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, who held talks with Russian ... market research, surveys and trends
Russia and Bangladesh signed an intergovernmental agreement on ...
Russia and Bangladesh have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Meanwhile, Russia plans to cooperate with Namibia in uranium mining and processing.Foreign Minister Dipu Moni lead the event. The agreement was signed in Moscow by Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom, and Yafesh Osman, Bangladesh’s minister of state for science, information and communication technologies. The agreement is valid for five years, but includes the option of renewing it every subsequent five years. The agreement provides a legal framework for ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT

Poll finds wary support for Nuclear Power
"A LITTLE NUKIE NEVER HURT ANYONE!" read a famous pro-nuclear message on the signboard of a Richland hotel three decades ago, when a trio of nuclear power plants were under construction at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Two of the reactor projects, beset by huge cost overruns, were abandoned in the early 1980s. But President Obama is signaling a revival of a technology that once threatened to melt down the economy of the Pacific Northwest. Public support is there -- with serious qualifications, according to a new national Angus Reid poll. The survey found that 48 percent of Americans support building more nuclear ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Peter Hocke-Bergler / Martin Stolle Nuclear Waste Management in ...
scientists aiming at an isolation period of 1 million years. .... radioactive waste was seen as very important by 81.9 percent of the respondents. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Ignace welcome to learn more about storage of material
Ignace area residents interested in the management of nuclear waste have a new educational resource set up at the town office. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization set up an information kiosk there this week to help educate people on the safe storage and transportation of used nuclear fuel. Ignace council is investigating the concept of nuclear waste storage in the Canadian Shield, and a delegation travelled to southern Ontario last November to attend the NWMO‘s Learn More program, which makes information and funding available to help communities, organizations and individuals learn more about adaptive phased ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Aboriginal groups looking at nuclear waste storage
Some aboriginal communities in northern Saskatchewan are interested in the possibility of storing nuclear waste — something the province hasn't made its mind up about yet. Last week, representatives from the Métis village of Pinehouse took a trip to Toronto to visit the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Canada's used nuclear fuel is stored at reactor sites, but the organization is looking for a community to host a national storage facility. The plan calls for used nuclear fuel to be put deep underground in stable rock formations. Jamie Robinson, a spokesman for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, says ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Nuclear Waste Inventories, Report on Waste Management Options, and ...
May 4, 2009 ... Congressional Research Service report on nuclear waste management options will discuss his report. The last item of the day will be a panel ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Radioactive Waste Management
Radioactive Waste Management. USNRC Technical Training Center. 10-2. 0703. Solid , liquid, and gaseous materials from nuclear operations ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Radiocative Waste Management
The United States is at a "gridlock" position regarding nuclear waste management. Existing nuclear power plants, left to manage wastes in the absence of a coherent national policy, have become de facto long-term storage sites, using facilities designed only to temporarily house such materials. Radioactive waste has emerged as one of the issues inhibiting further development of the nuclear power industry, and the safety implications of forcing every power plant to handle wastes on a longer-term basis are severe. Former nuclear weapons production sites face even more significant problems with radioactive waste ...
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  1. profile image northwatch The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is out selling their goods - in fact, they're GIVING their product away! http://fb.me/Elsot9XE
  2. profile image topjimmy3210 Proper management of nuclear waste and saying no to breeder reactors in the world is essential http://www.takepart.com/zero
  3. profile image SRSNews SRS Citizens Advisory Board Waste Management & Nuclear Materials Committee Meeting -- August 24, 2010 http://fb.me/Avxp9wVx
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Nuclear Power: nuclear power and why it should or shouldn't be ...
The used fuel from a nuclear reactor is extremely radioactive and will remain dangerous for tens of thousands of years.  Direct exposure to used fuel would be fatal and if the radioactive material were to somehow get into the environment, it could cause great harm.  However, it can be managed safely. Used fuel is currently being stored at the power plants in either spent fuel pools or in dry storage containers.  When the fuel is first removed from the reactor, it is placed in the spent fuel pools, which cools the fuel and provides shielding from the radiation.  After several years, the fuel can be moved to ...
WikiAnswers - How do the types and amounts of waste generated by ...
How do the types and amounts of waste generated by nuclear and non-nuclear industries in the production of elctricity compare to each other? The waste generated by nuclear power plants is the spent fuel. Another question deals with that issue, and it is linked. Spent fuel is highly radioactive, and remains so for thousands if not tens of thousands of years. Waste generated from non-nuclear electric power production facilities varies as widely as do the different types of power plants. In Iceland (and a few other locations), there are geothermal facilities that generate a lot of power with a minimum of pollution. Water power ...