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Radioactive Waste Control and Controversy

The History of Radioactive Waste Regulation in the UK (Environmental Technology Series)

by Steven D. Chandler

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by CRC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Waste management,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical,
  • Technology / Engineering / Chemical & Biochemical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9106571M
    ISBN 109056990667
    ISBN 109789056990664
    OCLC/WorldCa39628913

      Nuclear waste recycled into diamond batteries with 'near-infinite power' Thousands of tonnes of radioactive materials could be used to power .   The United States produces 2, tons of nuclear waste each year and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never delivered, a safe place for nuclear.

    Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) is a treatment, storage, & disposal company dealing in radioactive, hazardous, and mixed wastes. Developed and controlled by Texas billionaire investor Harold Simmons until his death at the end of , the company was founded in Dallas, Texas in as a landfill operator, and awarded a unique license for disposal of low level radioactive waste in Headquarters: Dallas, Texas. Without water, fuel rods will release radioactivity. D. Fuel rods will get hot and react with the steam to produce explosive hydrogen gas. E. Water is needed to keep the reactor from overheating. Without water, fuel rods will melt and release radon gas. Low-level radioactive waste ________________.

    Controversy About Radiation. Why don’t people, even the experts, agree about the effects of radiation? The short answer to this question is that experts don’t agree because experts can’t scientifically observe if there is an effect on a human due to exposure to radiation at low doses. Why can’t they observe whether there is an effect or not?   The toxic legacy of the Hanford nuclear site is an enduring reminder of the cost of the Cold War. It should also serve as a cautionary tale for those who promote the promise of nuclear Author: University of Houston Energy Fellows.


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A study of the way policy and legislation for regulating radioactive wastes has developed in the UK since the first specific legislation was enacted in Particular emphasis is given to the Atomic Energy Authority Act and the Radioactive Substances Act which set the framework for control that has lasted to the present by: 1.

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