Radioactive Waste Management and Contaminated Site Clean Up

Radioactive Waste Management and Contaminated Site Clean Up
Author: William E Lee,Michael I Ojovan,Carol M Jantzen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 085709744X
ISBN 13: 9780857097446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radioactive Waste Management and Contaminated Site Clean Up Book Review:

Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up reviews radioactive waste management processes, technologies, and international experiences. Part one explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies. International safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management are also reviewed. Part two highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. The experience in Japan, with a specific chapter on Fukushima, is also covered. Finally, part three explores the clean-up of sites contaminated by weapons programmes including the USA and former USSR. Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up is a comprehensive resource for professionals, researchers, scientists and academics in radioactive waste management, governmental and other regulatory bodies and the nuclear power industry. Explores the fundamentals of radioactive waste including sources, characterisation, and processing strategies Reviews international safety standards, risk assessment of radioactive wastes and remediation of contaminated sites and irradiated nuclear fuel management Highlights the current international situation across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America specifically including a chapter on the experience in Fukushima, Japan

Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials
Author: Russian Academy of Sciences,National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Office for Central Europe and Eurasia,Committee on Cleaning Up of Radioactive Contamination: Russian Challenges and U.S. Experience
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009-01-23
ISBN 10: 0309177367
ISBN 13: 9780309177368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials Book Review:

This publication features papers presented at the Workshop on Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials, held in Moscow in June 2007. This activity was organized by the National Academies in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences and with funding provided by the Russell Family Foundation. The workshop was designed to promote exchanges of information on specific contaminated sites in Russia and elsewhere and to stimulate greater attention to the severity of the problems and the urgent need to clean up sites of concern to the local and international communities.

Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation

Nuclear Decommissioning  Waste Management  and Environmental Site Remediation
Author: Colin Bayliss,Kevin Langley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2003-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780080537788
ISBN 13: 0080537782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation Book Review:

Decommissioning nuclear facilities is a relatively new field, which has developed rapidly in the last ten years. It involves materials that may be highly radioactive and therefore require sophisticated methods of containment and remote handling. The wastes arising from decommissioning are hazardous and have to be stored or disposed of safely in order to protect the environment and future generations. Nuclear decommissioning work must be carried out to the highest possible standards to protect workers, the general public and the environment. This book describes the techniques used for dismantling redundant nuclear facilities, the safe storage of radioactive wastes and the restoration of nuclear licensed sites. * Describes the techniques used for dismantling nuclear facilities, safe storage of radioactive wastes, and the restoration of nuclear licensed facilities. * Provides the reader with decommissioning experience accumulated over 15 years by UKAEA. * Contains valuable information to personnel new to decommissioning and waste management.

Low Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition

Low Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board,Planning Committee on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition: A Workshop
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 0309456789
ISBN 13: 9780309456784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition Book Review:

The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (DOE) is responsible for the safe cleanup of sites used for nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. Low-level radioactive waste (LLW) is the most volumetrically significant waste stream generated by the DOE cleanup program. LLW is also generated through commercial activities such as nuclear power plant operations and medical treatments. The laws and regulations related to the disposal of LLW in the United States have evolved over time and across agencies and states, resulting in a complex regulatory structure. DOE asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to organize a workshop to discuss approaches for the management and disposition of LLW. Participants explored the key physical, chemical, and radiological characteristics of low-level waste that govern its safe and secure management and disposal in aggregate and in individual waste streams, and how key characteristics of low level waste are incorporated into standards, orders, and regulations that govern the management and disposal of LLW in the United States and in other major waste-producing countries. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
Author: Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 953511235X
ISBN 13: 9789535112358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination Book Review:

Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

Planning for Cleanup of Large Areas Contaminated as a Result of a Nuclear Accident

Planning for Cleanup of Large Areas Contaminated as a Result of a Nuclear Accident
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105030657972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000008624383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soil Contamination

Soil Contamination
Author: Marcelo Larramendy,Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN 10: 9535128159
ISBN 13: 9789535128151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Contamination Book Review:

This edited book, Soil Contamination - Current Consequences and Further Solutions, is intended to provide an overview on the different environmental consequences of our anthropogenic activities, which has introduced a large number of xenobiotics that the soil cannot, or can only slower, decompose or degrade. We hope that this book will continue to meet the expectations and needs of all interested in diverse fields with expertise in soil science, health, toxicology, and other disciplines who contribute and share their findings to take this area forward for future investigations.

Management of Hazardous Wastes

Management of Hazardous Wastes
Author: Hosam El-Din M. Saleh,Rehab Abdel Rahman
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN 10: 9535126164
ISBN 13: 9789535126164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Hazardous Wastes Book Review:

Rapid trend of industry and high technological progress are the main sources of the accumulation of hazardous wastes. Recently, nuclear applications have been rapidly developed, and several nuclear power plants have been started to work throughout the world. The potential impact of released hazardous contaminants into the environment has received growing attention due to its serious problems to the biological systems. The book Management of Hazardous Wastes contains eight chapters covering two main topics of hazardous waste management and microbial bioremediation. This book will be useful to many scientists, researchers, and students in the scope of development in waste management program including sources of hazardous waste, government policies on waste generation, and treatment with particular emphasis on bioremediation technology.

Safe Management of Wastes from Health care Activities

Safe Management of Wastes from Health care Activities
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9241548568
ISBN 13: 9789241548564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe Management of Wastes from Health care Activities Book Review:

This is the second edition of the WHO handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste--commonly known as "the Blue Book". The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centers and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also provided support to committed medical directors and managers to make improvements and presented practical information on waste-management techniques for medical staff and waste workers. It has been more than ten years since the first edition of the Blue Book. During the intervening period, the requirements on generators of health-care wastes have evolved and new methods have become available. Consequently, WHO recognized that it was an appropriate time to update the original text. The purpose of the second edition is to expand and update the practical information in the original Blue Book. The new Blue Book is designed to continue to be a source of impartial health-care information and guidance on safe waste-management practices. The editors' intention has been to keep the best of the original publication and supplement it with the latest relevant information. The audience for the Blue Book has expanded. Initially, the publication was intended for those directly involved in the creation and handling of health-care wastes: medical staff, health-care facility directors, ancillary health workers, infection-control officers and waste workers. This is no longer the situation. A wider range of people and organizations now have an active interest in the safe management of health-care wastes: regulators, policy-makers, development organizations, voluntary groups, environmental bodies, environmental health practitioners, advisers, researchers and students. They should also find the new Blue Book of benefit to their activities. Chapters 2 and 3 explain the various types of waste produced from health-care facilities, their typical characteristics and the hazards these wastes pose to patients, staff and the general environment. Chapters 4 and 5 introduce the guiding regulatory principles for developing local or national approaches to tackling health-care waste management and transposing these into practical plans for regions and individual health-care facilities. Specific methods and technologies are described for waste minimization, segregation and treatment of health-care wastes in Chapters 6, 7 and 8. These chapters introduce the basic features of each technology and the operational and environmental characteristics required to be achieved, followed by information on the potential advantages and disadvantages of each system. To reflect concerns about the difficulties of handling health-care wastewaters, Chapter 9 is an expanded chapter with new guidance on the various sources of wastewater and wastewater treatment options for places not connected to central sewerage systems. Further chapters address issues on economics (Chapter 10), occupational safety (Chapter 11), hygiene and infection control (Chapter 12), and staff training and public awareness (Chapter 13). A wider range of information has been incorporated into this edition of the Blue Book, with the addition of two new chapters on health-care waste management in emergencies (Chapter 14) and an overview of the emerging issues of pandemics, drug-resistant pathogens, climate change and technology advances in medical techniques that will have to be accommodated by health-care waste systems in the future (Chapter 15).

An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation

An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation
Author: Michael I Ojovan,William E. Lee
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 0080993931
ISBN 13: 9780080993935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation Book Review:

Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience in the processing and disposal of waste, An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation, Second Edition examines the gamut of nuclear waste issues from the natural level of radionuclides in the environment to geological disposal of waste-forms and their long-term behavior. It covers all-important aspects of processing and immobilization, including nuclear decay, regulations, new technologies and methods. Significant focus is given to the analysis of the various matrices used, especially cement and glass, with further discussion of other matrices such as bitumen. The final chapter concentrates on the performance assessment of immobilizing materials and safety of disposal, providing a full range of the resources needed to understand and correctly immobilize nuclear waste. The fully revised second edition focuses on core technologies and has an integrated approach to immobilization and hazards Each chapter focuses on a different matrix used in nuclear waste immobilization: cement, bitumen, glass and new materials Keeps the most important issues surrounding nuclear waste - such as treatment schemes and technologies and disposal - at the forefront

Evaluation of Guidelines for Exposures to Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

Evaluation of Guidelines for Exposures to Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Evaluation of EPA Guidelines for Exposure to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1999-02-25
ISBN 10: 0309062977
ISBN 13: 9780309062978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of Guidelines for Exposures to Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials Book Review:

Naturally occurring radionuclides are found throughout the earth's crust, and they form part of the natural background of radiation to which all humans are exposed. Many human activities-such as mining and milling of ores, extraction of petroleum products, use of groundwater for domestic purposes, and living in houses-alter the natural background of radiation either by moving naturally occurring radionuclides from inaccessible locations to locations where humans are present or by concentrating the radionuclides in the exposure environment. Such alterations of the natural environment can increase, sometimes substantially, radiation exposures of the public. Exposures of the public to naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) that result from human activities that alter the natural environment can be subjected to regulatory control, at least to some degree. The regulation of public exposures to such technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory and advisory organizations is the subject of this study by the National Research Council's Committee on the Evaluation of EPA Guidelines for Exposures to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials.

Radioactive Waste Management

Radioactive Waste Management
Author: James Saling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN 10: 1351419986
ISBN 13: 9781351419987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radioactive Waste Management Book Review:

This reviews sources of radioactive waste and introduces radioactive decay and radiation shielding calculations. It covers technical and regulatory aspects of waste management with discussion questions at the end of each chapter to provide an opportunity to explore the many facets of waste management issues. An extensive reference list at the end of each chapter retains the references from the first edition of the book and incorporates references used in preparing this revised text, giving readers an opportunity to look at historical records as well as current information.

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament
Author: Thomas E. Baca,Tadeusz Florkowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780792362029
ISBN 13: 0792362020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament Book Review:

This book draws together recognized experts from numerous institutions in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and North America. Nuclear facility decontamination and decommissioning, waste treatment, management and disposal, long-term monitoring and surveillance, and prevention of proliferation are the primary topics discussed, including critical assessments of the existing knowledge and identification of the needs for future collaboration. Proposals are presented for a variety of national and international agencies, and preliminary business plans developed for collaboration with private companies. A network of international projects needs to be financed since it is such projects that will ultimately ease tensions, help solve nuclear waste contamination and security problems, and help pave the road toward nuclear weapons disarmament.

Methods for the Minimization of Radioactive Waste from Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Methods for the Minimization of Radioactive Waste from Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: HarperPerennial
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056835005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods for the Minimization of Radioactive Waste from Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Book Review:

Simple text and photographs introduce the life of George Washington Carver.

The Impact of Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Policy on Biomedical Research in the United States

The Impact of Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Policy on Biomedical Research in the United States
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Life Sciences,Board on Radiation Effects Research,Committee on the Impact of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Policy on Biomedical Research in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2001-03-09
ISBN 10: 0309073316
ISBN 13: 9780309073318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Policy on Biomedical Research in the United States Book Review:

The National Research Council's Committee on the Impact of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Policy on Biomedical Research in the United States was called on to assess the effects of the low-level radioactive waste management policy on the current and future activities of biomedical research. This report provides an assessment of the effects of the current management policy for low-level radioactive waste (LLRW), and resulting consequences, such as higher LLRW disposal costs and onsite storage of LLRW, on the current and future activities of biomedical research. That assessment will include evaluating the effects that the lack of facilities and disposal capacity, and rules of disposal facilities, have on institutions conducting medical and biological research and on hospitals where radioisotopes are used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Remediation

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Remediation
Author: Anibal Taboas,Rik Vanbrabant,Gary Benda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1886
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780791835906
ISBN 13: 0791835901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Advanced Radioactive Waste Conditioning Technologies

Handbook of Advanced Radioactive Waste Conditioning Technologies
Author: Michael I Ojovan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-01-24
ISBN 10: 085709095X
ISBN 13: 9780857090959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Advanced Radioactive Waste Conditioning Technologies Book Review:

Radioactive wastes are generated from a wide range of sources, including the power industry, and medical and scientific research institutions, presenting a range of challenges in dealing with a diverse set of radionuclides of varying concentrations. Conditioning technologies are essential for the encapsulation and immobilisation of these radioactive wastes, forming the initial engineered barrier required for their transportation, storage and disposal. The need to ensure the long term performance of radioactive waste forms is a key driver of the development of advanced conditioning technologies. The Handbook of advanced radioactive waste conditioning technologies provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the various options available and under development for the treatment and immobilisation of radioactive wastes. The book opens with an introductory chapter on radioactive waste characterisation and selection of conditioning technologies. Part one reviews the main radioactive waste treatment processes and conditioning technologies, including volume reduction techniques such as compaction, incineration and plasma treatment, as well as encapsulation methods such as cementation, calcination and vitrification. This coverage is extended in part two, with in-depth reviews of the development of advanced materials for radioactive waste conditioning, including geopolymers, glass and ceramic matrices for nuclear waste immobilisation, and waste packages and containers for disposal. Finally, part three reviews the long-term performance assessment and knowledge management techniques applicable to both spent nuclear fuels and solid radioactive waste forms. With its distinguished international team of contributors, the Handbook of advanced radioactive waste conditioning technologies is a standard reference for all radioactive waste management professionals, radiochemists, academics and researchers involved in the development of the nuclear fuel cycle. Provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the various options available and under development for the treatment and immobilisation of radioactive wastes Explores radioactive waste characterisation and selection of conditioning technologies including the development of advanced materials for radioactive waste conditioning Assesses the main radioactive waste treatment processes and conditioning technologies, including volume reduction techniques such as compaction

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-04-25
ISBN 10: 0309138647
ISBN 13: 9780309138642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory Book Review:

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Disposition of High Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

Disposition of High Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Committee on Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2001-07-05
ISBN 10: 0309073170
ISBN 13: 9780309073172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disposition of High Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Book Review:

Focused attention by world leaders is needed to address the substantial challenges posed by disposal of spent nuclear fuel from reactors and high-level radioactive waste from processing such fuel. The biggest challenges in achieving safe and secure storage and permanent waste disposal are societal, although technical challenges remain. Disposition of radioactive wastes in a deep geological repository is a sound approach as long as it progresses through a stepwise decision-making process that takes advantage of technical advances, public participation, and international cooperation. Written for concerned citizens as well as policymakers, this book was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and waste management organizations in eight other countries.