This category is about the technical aspects of spent nuclear fuel, management, reprocessing and disposal.
Spent nuclear fuel is used fuel from nuclear reactors at commercial power plants, research reactors, government facilities, or from the nuclear medicine.
These materials contain highly radioactive elements, such as cesium, strontium, technetium, and neptunium.
Some of these elements will remain radioactive for a few years, while others will be radioactive for millions of years.
Nuclear waste can be generally classified as either low level or high level radioactive waste. Low level nuclear waste usually includes material used to handle the radioactive parts of nuclear apparatus and waste from nuclear medicine. High level waste includes the fission products activated in nuclear reactors or in accelerators.
Committee of the National Academy of Sciences concerned with safe management of radioactive wastes including spent fuel, high-level, transuranic, low-level, and mixed waste and naturally occurring radioactive materials. Includes scientific and technical analyses, policy advice on processing, management and disposal.
Association of users of radioactive materials and generators of low-level radioactive waste in Arizona, California, North Dakota and South Dakota, which primary interest is the safe management and disposal of low-level radioactive waste.
Deep underground rock laboratory in the Swiss Alps operated by a consortium of countries and companies investigating long-term chemical and nuclear waste disposal. Describes planned and ongoing research projects in radionuclide transport, rock characterization, fiber optic monitoring, groundwater modeling, gas migration, and other areas.
Data on a number of experimental projects in hydrofracture for radioactive waste disposal from the Internet Community of Geological Engineers. Includes background information on nuclear fuel and waste management.
Information from the State of Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office (NWPO) about the Yucca Mountain and Nevada test sites. Includes news, policy, legal, nuclear waste transportation and technical issues.
Ensures the safe disposal of existing and future radioactive waste in the Czech Republic. Includes information on research, development and activities. [Czech, English]
Comprehensive technical guide to radioactive waste technology and management. Includes categorized directory with links.
Information about Swedish waste management technology and the search for a disposal site for spent nuclear fuel. Includes background on the company formed to handle the waste. [Swedish, English]
Fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on spent fuel issues and background. Includes program mission, lessons learned, progress, spent fuel data and contact information.
Documents prepared by the Office of Environmental Management (EM) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Describes the various types of waste, the storage technology and the methods used.
Federal research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to resolve technical and regulatory issues related to geologic high level nuclear waste repository. Includes brochures and technical information about geophysics, corrosion, mining, risk assessment and geochemistry.
Information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about types of regulated waste and activities, responsibilities and related information.
Information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about storage options and regulations. Includes regulatory initiatives reports and regulatory guides.
Fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on spent fuel transportation. Addresses regulation aspects and initiatives.
Independent agency of the U.S. Government with purpose of providing independent scientific and technical oversight of the U.S. program for management and disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
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