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Editors: Phillip T. Crawford and Alan E. Mason
Book Description:
Recent events have renewed long-standing congressional interest in safe management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and other high level nuclear waste. These issues have been examined and debated for decades, sometimes renewed by world events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The incident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex in Japan, combined with the termination of the Yucca Mountain geologic repository project, have contributed to the increased interest. This book focuses on the current situation with spent nuclear fuel storage in the United States. It addresses the SNF storage situation, primarily at current and former reactor facilities and former reactor sites for the potentially foreseeable future. Although no nation has yet established a permanent disposal repository for SNF and other forms of high-level radioactive waste, there is broad consensus that a geological repository is the preferred method for these wastes. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage
(James D. Werner, CRS) pp. 1-72

Experience Gained From Programs to Manage High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel in the United States and Other Countries
(U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board)pp. 73-158

Spent Fuel Storage in Pools and Dry Casks: Key Points and Questions & Answers
(U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)pp. 159-172

Index pp. 173-181

   Series:
      Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research
      Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013
   Pages: 190, 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-347-9
   Status: AV
  
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