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.
Table of Contents
1.Introduction 2. Radiation Sources, Exposure & Health Effects 3. Spent Fuel Management 4. High Level Waste Management 5. Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel & High Level Waste 6. Transuranic Waste Management 7. Low-Level Waste Management 8. Uranium Ore Mill Tailings Management 9-10. Mixed Wastes and Environmental Restoration 11. Transportation 12. Decontamination & Decommissioning; Appendices; Index.