21. Nuclear Waste Disposal

Nov. 18 TEXT: Chapter 16 pages 424-432.

Waste Management in the World

Radwaste . org


RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Radioactive decay: the spontanious disintegration atoms to form other atoms and radiation


Half Life: (t) time required for 1/2 of the radionuclides in a sample to decay

RADIOACTIVE WASTE: Materials which are radioactive and for which there is no further use
RADIATION UNITS
THREE CATEGORIES OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE
  • Low Level Radioactive Waste
  • Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste
  • High Level Radioactive Waste

    Nuclear Waste Argonne
    Nuclear Energy Institute Nuclear Energy Story


    DISPOSAL OF HIGH LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE
  • Criteria for Deep Geological Isolation