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.
Professor William Lee FREng is Deputy Chair of the Government advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), and Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.
Dr Michael I. Ojovan is an Associate Reader in Materials Science and Waste Immobilisation at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK.
Dr Carol Jantzen is a Consulting Scientist at Savannah River National Laboratory, USA.
Radioactive waste management and contaminated site clean-up: Processes, technologies and international experience (ISBN 978 0 85709 435 3) is published at £230.00/ US$390.00/ €275.00 (plus p&p) by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 80 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3HJ, UK. Tel: +44(0)1223 499140. Fax: +44(0)1223 832819. Email: [email protected]
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