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Nuclear waste cleanup technology and opportunities, by Robert Noyes

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Nuclear waste cleanup technology and opportunities
Title
Nuclear waste cleanup technology and opportunities
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Noyes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the largest, most complicated and expensive environmental problems in the United States is the cleanup of nuclear wastes. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approximately 4,000 contaminated sites covering tens of thousands of acres and replete with contaminated hazardous or radioactive waste, soil, or structures. In addition to high-level waste, it has more than 250,000 cubic meters of transuranic waste and millions of cubic meters of low-level radio-active waste. In addition, DOE is responsible for thousands of facilities awaiting decontamination, decommissioning, and dismantling. DOE and its predecessors have been involved in the management of radioactive wastes since 1943, when such wastes were first generated in significant quantities as by-products of nuclear weapons production. Waste connected with DOE's nuclear weapons complex has been accumulating as a result of various operations spanning over five decades. The cost estimates for nuclear waste cleanup in the United States have been rapidly rising. It has recently been estimated to be in a range from $200 to $350 billion. Costs could vary considerably based on future philosophies as to whether to isolate certain sites (the "iron fence" philosophy), or clean them up to a pristine condition (the "greenfields" philosophy). Funding will also be based on Congressional action that may reduce environmental cleanup, based on budget considerations
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OPELS
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Nuclear waste cleanup technology and opportunities, by Robert Noyes
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Nuclear waste cleanup technology and opportunities, by Robert Noyes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-446) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Storage and Disposal
  • 6.
  • Soils and Sediments
  • 7.
  • Thermal Processes
  • 8.
  • Radionuclides In Water
  • 9.
  • Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Recycling
  • 10.
  • Introduction
  • Buried Waste
  • 11.
  • Immobilization
  • 12.
  • Mill Tailings
  • 13.
  • High-Level Waste Treatment
  • 14.
  • Mixed Waste Treatment
  • 15.
  • 2.
  • Low-Level Waste Treatment
  • Appendix I.
  • Department of Energy Long-Term (DOE) Expenditures
  • Appendix II.
  • Department of Energy Addresses and Telephone Numbers
  • Appendix III.
  • Foreign Nuclear Waste Management Organizations and Activities
  • Appendix IV.
  • Acronyms
  • Nuclear Waste Categories
  • 3.
  • Department of Energy Locations
  • 4.
  • Other Locations
  • 5.
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Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 454 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815518457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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