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Abstract

DIRECT DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL WITHOUT RECYCLING OR RECOVERY OF URANIUM AND PLUTONIUM IS UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION BY SEVERAL COUNTRIES. THIS BOOK DISCUSSES THE INTERIM STORAGE, CONDITIONING AND TRANSPORT OF SPENT FUEL AS WELL AS ITS DISPOSAL IN DEEP GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS. THE CURRENT "STATE OF THE ART" IN SELECTED COUNTRIES IN EUROPE AND AMERICA IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. SAFETY ASPECTS, CRITICALITY, THERMAL LOADING AND COSTS ARE CONSIDERED. THE TECHNIQUES AND ACTIONS PROPOSED IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES REFLECT THE CONDITIONS IN THEIR VARIOUS NUCLEAR PLANTS AND THE GEOLOGICAL MEDIA AVAILABLE. TO AVOID COMPLEX HANDLING PROBLEMS, EITHER INTACT FUEL ASSEMBLIES OR CONSOLIDATED FUEL PINS WILL BE ENCAPSULATED. START UP OF THE FIRST REPOSITORY FOR HEAT PRODUCING WASTES IS PLANNED IN GERMANY FOR ABOUT THE YEAR 2000.

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Authors: BECHTHOLD W, KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, D;KNAPP V, KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, D;CLOSS K D, KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, D;PAPP R KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, D, KERNFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH, D
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: PP 182, UKL 35, 1987, ISBN 1-85333-079-5, AVAILABILITY: GRAHAM AND TROTMAN LTD., LONDON
Record Number: 1989126222300 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en