Calculated Risks : Highly Radioactive Waste and Homeland by Kenneth A, Dr Rogers, Marvin G, Mr Kingsley

By Kenneth A, Dr Rogers, Marvin G, Mr Kingsley

This good documented research examines one of many more and more urgent difficulties for US place of birth protection: the garage and administration of radioactive waste. regardless of urgent place of birth defense and effort issues linked to hugely radioactive waste, political issues have avoided policymakers from adopting long term strategies to the matter. Implications of power terrorist or criminality related to waste are excessive at the schedule including its genuine transportation. This booklet explores nuclear waste difficulties throughout the broader lens of federal, country and native govt and the consequent constraints on coverage that emerge in the American approach. providing particular case reports to focus on the deficiencies in present coverage and making plans, in addition to the potential for terrorist task, it really is hugely suited for classes on safety stories and environmental politics.

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Htm] 34 Calculated Risks Types of On-Site Storage There are two primary types of on-site storage for spent nuclear fuel: spent fuel pools and dry cask containers. Spent nuclear fuel removed from the reactor is highly radioactive and emits intense heat. Therefore, the spent fuel rods must be transferred immediately to a spent fuel pool to cool slowly and provide the necessary shielding to protect against radiation exposure. After sufficient cooling, the spent fuel rods can be transferred to dry cask storage.

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The legislation eventually was withdrawn due to opposition from states that were concerned that this would remove the pressure on DOE to move aggressively on constructing a permanent repository. (Flint, 2000: 178-79) In 2000, DOE concluded an agreement with a commercial nuclear facility to nominally “take title” to the waste being stored on-site. This agreement was to serve as a framework for subsequent agreements that would allow utilities to reduce future payments into the Nuclear Waste Fund by the amount of costs incurred with continuing on-site storage.

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