nuclear waste


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Related to nuclear waste: Yucca Mountain, Nuclear waste disposal
A specific form of radioactive waste—spent fuel from a nuclear reactor—e.g., a power plant—the most dangerous product of which is plutonium, which (1) Can be used as a core material for producing atomic bombs and (2) Requires disposal in a ‘safe place’

nuclear waste

Any radioactive material produced as an unwanted byproduct of the extraction, conversion, enrichment, fabrication, or use of radionuclides in nuclear reactors.
See also: waste
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Storing nuclear waste 100 miles from Las Vegas, in an unstable and unsuitable environment, is incredibly dangerous, not to mention that it will threaten the lifeblood of our economy--tourism," he said.
Geographically, the report segments the global nuclear waste management market into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW).
The bill doesn't mention Yucca Mountain, but the site clearly figures into their proposal, which calls for bringing order to the nation's current haphazard system of storing nuclear waste and laying the groundwork for establishment of a permanent storage site.
After establishing the importance of ethical policy analysis Johnson explains the Canadian nuclear waste siting process and its ethical implications.
Reid is just going to have it reduced,'' said Brian O'Connell, director of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' nuclear waste program.
She also criticised British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL)for transporting the hazardous nuclear waste by rail instead of taking it to the Cumbria reprocessing plant by sea.
The Pacific Swan is carrying six containers holding 144 cases of reprocessed nuclear waste that have been packed into solidified glass.
The Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) has submitted a report on the Finnish nuclear waste handling.
EKOR(TM)Grout and EKOR(TM)Matrix can be used to microencapsulate dry or wet nuclear waste and can be applied underwater, can coat the inside of tanks, or to coat radioactive items that may have degraded while in water storage.
Presently, nuclear waste is stored around the country in radiation-proof casks.
IHT reports the maritime authority warnings about the danger from the rising number of oil tankers plying the Bosporus Strait "have taken on new urgency this month with Russia's decision to add nuclear waste to the volatile mix of cargo in the narrow strait".
Would Utah Businesses Benefit from High-level Nuclear Waste Dumping

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