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  • Stability and Buffering Capacity of the Geosphere for Long-term Isolation of Radioactive Wasteby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 77.00

    Most experts worldwide agree that radioactive waste disposal in engineered facilities, or repositories, located in appropriate formations deep underground, provide a suitable waste management option for protecting humans and the environment now and in the future. more...

  • Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systemsby Thomas Flüeler

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    Attempts to give a technically sound treatment of fundamental issues in long-term management and governance. This study proposes a combination of technical design issues, analysis methods and institutional backup in a dynamic procedure, and with involvement at all levels of political, commercial and social life. more...

  • Engineered Barrier Systems (EBS) in the Safety Caseby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 63.00

    In the deep disposal of radioactive waste, the presence of several barriers serving complementary safety functions enhances confidence that the waste will be isolated and contained to protect human health and the environment. The barriers include the natural geological barrier and the engineered barrier system (EBS). The EBS itself may comprise a variety... more...

  • Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in OECD/NEA Member Countriesby Oecd Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    These fact sheets present the radioactive waste management programmes of 20 OECD/NEA member countries. They include information about the sources, types and quantities of waste as well as how and by whom they are managed. References for further information are also provided for each country. more...

  • Disposal of Radioactive Wasteby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 42.00

    Germany is exploring a new approach towards the final management of its radioactive waste. This international workshop, held in Germany, attracted 65 participants from 13 countries. A little more than half of the participants were German stakeholders. During the workshop, invited speakers representing different groups of stakeholders commented on relevant... more...

  • Signs of Dangerby Peter C. van Wyck

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    Focusing on the government?s nuclear waste burial program in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Signs of Danger begins the urgent work of finding a new way of thinking about ecological threat in our time. The reflections at the center of this book?on memory, trauma, disaster, representation, and the virtual?offer invaluable insights into the interface of where... more...

  • Mine Wastesby Bernd Lottermoser

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    Providing an overview of wastes accumulating at mine sites, this book emphasizes the characterization, prediction, monitoring, disposal and treatment as well as environmental impacts of problematic mine wastes. It includes case studies from around the world, end-of-chapter summaries, lists of resource materials and www sites for each waste type. more...

  • Nuclear Development Timing of High-level Waste Disposalby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 63.00

    This study identifies key factors influencing the timing of high-level waste (HLW) disposal and examines how social acceptability, technical soundness, environmental responsibility and economic feasibility impact on national strategies for HLW management and disposal. Based on case study analyses, it also presents the strategic approaches adopted in... more...

  • Nuclear Development Management of Recyclable Fissile and Fertile Materialsby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 42.00

    Interest in nuclear energy continues to grow in many countries as a means to ensure security of energy supply and to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. In this context, recyclable materials constitute an asset for broadening the resource base for nuclear fuel supply, especially in medium- and long-term perspectives. This report provides... more...

  • Radioactive Waste Managementby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 70.00

    The long-term safety of deep disposal of radioactive waste is strongly dependent on the performance of the geological setting. The geology fulfils important safety functions including isolating the waste from human contact or intrusion, providing a stable physical and chemical environment, insulating against external disturbances, and preventing... more...