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Managing spent nuclear fuel : strategy alternatives and policy implications, Tom LaTourrette [and others]

Label
Managing spent nuclear fuel : strategy alternatives and policy implications
Title
Managing spent nuclear fuel
Title remainder
strategy alternatives and policy implications
Statement of responsibility
Tom LaTourrette [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Increasing awareness of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has renewed interest in nuclear power generation. At the same time, the longstanding logjam over how to manage spent nuclear fuel continues to hamper the expansion of nuclear power. If nuclear power is to be a sustainable option for the United States, methods for managing spent fuel that meet stringent safety and environmental standards must be implemented. This monograph evaluates the main technical and institutional approaches to spent nuclear fuel management and identifies implications for the development of spent fuel management policy. The authors find that on-site storage, centralized interim storage, and permanent geological disposal are generally safe, secure, and low- to moderate-cost approaches with no insurmountable technical obstacles. Advanced fuel cycles enabling spent-fuel recycling could reduce waste repository capacity needs but are difficult to evaluate because they still in early research stages. Public acceptance challenges stand as a major impediment to any technical approach. The analysis shows that the technical approaches can be combined in different ways to form different spent fuel management strategies that can be distinguished primarily in terms of societal preferences in three areas: the disposition of spent fuel, the growth of nuclear power, and intergenerational trade-offs
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.72/895610973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD898.118
LC item number
.M326 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LaTourrette, Tom
  • Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development (Program)
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-970-RC
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  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Spent reactor fuels
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Spent reactor fuels
  • United States
Label
Managing spent nuclear fuel : strategy alternatives and policy implications, Tom LaTourrette [and others]
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-71)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where we are now, how we got here, and the decisions we face -- Technical approaches to spent-nuclear fuel management -- Review of institutional, statutory, and regulatory arrangements -- Policy implications of alternative strategies
Control code
701720062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 71 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051158
Lccn
2010045433
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)701720062
Label
Managing spent nuclear fuel : strategy alternatives and policy implications, Tom LaTourrette [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-71)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where we are now, how we got here, and the decisions we face -- Technical approaches to spent-nuclear fuel management -- Review of institutional, statutory, and regulatory arrangements -- Policy implications of alternative strategies
Control code
701720062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 71 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051158
Lccn
2010045433
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgkbb
  • 6f788b43-a85b-4b57-9431-461e021863f1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)701720062

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