nuclear waste storage Articles

  • Nuclear waste storage and environmental intergenerational externalities

    This article analyses the long–term consequences of nuclear waste storage within a general equilibrium framework. The objective is to determine the conditions for which the storage of waste, and thus the transfer of externalities towards the future, can be optimal. These conditions could explain the implementation of intergenerational externalities, justifying an intertemporal Not in My Back Yard ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Winners, Losers, and the Nuclear-Waste Dilemma

    This paper explores how property-right assignment affects social efficiency when a public program has both “public good” and “public bad” components. We show that when willingness to accept a public bad exceeds the willingness to pay, the net benefit is unambiguously lower when the property right supports the status quo institutional structure. Thus, Kaldor–Hicks efficiency tests tend to favor ...


    By Springer

  • Nuclear Waste: Greatest environmental challenge facing society

    Dr Tim Johnson discusses how we can tackle the nuclear waste epidemic. A world full of waste They say you can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. Like me, I’m sure you can recall the excitement of archaeologists on numerous TV documentaries, sifting through the remains of a rubbish dump or ‘midden’ on the edge of some ...

  • Nuclear 2.0 a revival with bugs

    Nuclear power is undergoing a revival. Over the past years, governments all over the world have given the green light for new nuclear power plants, or have adopted legislation enabling new plants to be built. However, the financial crisis is causing delays, the waste storage problem remains unsolved and safety continues to be an ...

  • The promise of nuclear power

    The promise of nuclear power for the future is bright. Solutions have been worked out for the safe storage of nuclear waste. Environmentalists are reconsidering their opposition to nuclear power. Nuclear is economically competitive with fossil systems for electricity generation. Fast breeder reactors reduce the decay time for spent fuel from 250,000 years to 500, make better use of uranium ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The flawed economics of nuclear power

    Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. In an excellent ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Sitting on a nuclear bombshell

    The images resemble production stills from a cheap Hollywood thriller. Some 125,000 rusty yellow and brown barrels are dumped carelessly into taverns deep below the ground, covered with dirt or salt, and left there to wait out time. The barrels contain nuclear waste, and they are located inside Asse, a research repository for lowand mid-level nuclear waste in Lower Saxony, near Hannover. Here, ...


    By European Energy Review (EER)

  • Leak tightness testing system for nuclear fuel assemblies in wet conditions of interim spent fuel storage

    The Slovak wet Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility in the Jaslovske Bohunice nuclear power plant was built and put in operation in 1986. Since 1999, leak tests of VVER-440 fuel assemblies have been provided by the special leak tightness detection system 'Sipping in Pool' delivered by the Framatome-anp facility, with external heating for the precise detection of active specimens. Although this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Socio–environmental nuclear conflicts: the case of El Cabril

    Since the commissioning of the 'El Cabril' Central Storage Facility for Low– and Intermediate–level Radioactive Waste (hereafter 'El Cabril'), most people living in nearby towns and villages have regarded this nuclear facility with a marked degree of rejection and distrust. This study examines the process of analysis, management and intervention specifically designed and implemented with a view ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Commissioning and operation of high level radioactive waste vitrification and storage facilities: the Indian experience

    In India, R&D work for management of high-level radioactive liquid waste (HLW) was started along with inception of the Indian Atomic Energy Programme. This culminated in the setting up of the first vitrification facility at the Waste Immobilisation Plant (WIP) at Tarapur. The second vitrification facility has been commissioned at WIP at Trombay and the third such facility is being set up at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prospects for nuclear energy in the 21st century: The East-Asian perspective

    Although closely resembling each other geographically and socio-politically, Japan and Korea differ sharply in both technological and political terms with regard to the development of nuclear power. This paper aims to illustrate Japan and Korea's commonalities and differences and thereby to highlight the major short-term challenges facing them, such as the selection of radioactive waste storage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An assessment of the terrorist threat to use a nuclear or radiological device in an attack

    This paper will discuss terrorism from the perspective of a terrorist organisation acquiring nuclear material to build weapons and how security of radiological material world wide will minimise the risk of such devices being used. It will discuss the need to improve security at nuclear waste processing and storage sites and the adequacy of current security. It will also discuss the phenomenon of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear Envir. Restoration, Remediation & Closure Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company

    Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant Decommissioning Project Description Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company contracted with CH2M HILL to provide environmental restoration and remediation support associated with the decommissioning of its nuclear facility in Wiscassett, Maine, along with termination of the plant’s NRC operating license. The project represents one of the first large-scale nuclear ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Nuclear industry: the need for outreaching. The point of view of the stakeholders: the workers

    Starting from a description of the current situation, which sees Italy outside the nuclear producers, the paper describes the different realities that are still working on nuclear energy and its different facets, illustrating Italian enterprises’ and trade unions’ role in a future perspective.Keywords: nuclear energy, nuclear disarmament, ethical energy, reconversion, Italy, Sogin, Italian ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 50 years of radiation protection and nuclear power in Switzerland: a brief history

    This article presents a short history of research in nuclear physics as well as of 50 years of nuclear power and radiation protection in Switzerland. After the International Conference 'Atoms for Peace' held in 1955 in Geneva the first research reactor was installed in Switzerland. A national environmental radioactivity monitoring programme was started in 1956. Today some 40% of the electricity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear science and engineering graduate students win NEUP fellowships

    Black, Boyd and Shaner among 31 recipients Written by Ilavenil Subbiah.You can read the original new in MIT NewsFirst-year graduate students Brad Black, William Dawson and Samuel Shaner in the Department of Nuclear Science (NSE) and ...

  • Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral?

    Identical data yield drastically different conclusions about the role nuclear will play in meeting climate goals. Nuclear power is dead. Long live nuclear power. Nuclear power is the only way forward. Nuclear power is a red herring. Nuclear power is too dangerous. Nuclear power is the safest power source around. Nuclear is nothing. Nuclear is everything. It is now generally agreed ...


    By Ensia

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

  • The assessment of the environmental and public impact of the on-shore storage facility for dispositioned N/SM reactor compartments in the North-West region of Russia

    This paper deals with the environmental and public impact of radiation factors of the land-based storage facility being designed for dispositioned N/SM reactor compartments in the Russian North-West region. The capacity is sized to accommodate reactor compartments of all the Russian North Navy N/SM after their disposition. Based on the study results, it can be concluded that the creation of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spent nuclear fuel and the principle of national responsibility: national policies in a European context; the case of Sweden

    The principle of national responsibility is of essential importance for the international regulation of nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. The principle lays down the obligation of each state producing nuclear energy to take responsibility for the residual products that this production generates. It is a principle that can be, and has been, invoked on a national level to provide a legal basis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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