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Author Yong, R. N. (Raymond Nen)

Title Containment of high-level radioactive and hazardous solid wastes with clay barriers / Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch and Masashi Nakano
Published London ; New York : Spon Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 468 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Spon research
Spon research.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; About the authors; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Radioactive and hazardous solid waste isolation; Chapter 3 Nature of clays; Chapter 4 Clay-water reactions and partly saturated water transport; Chapter 5 Contaminant-clay interactions and impacts; Chapter 6 Thermal, hydraulic, mechanical, chemical and biological processes; Chapter 7 Clay evolution and longterm buffer/barrier performance; Chapter 8 Field and mock-up experiments; Chapter 9 Modelling for prediction and performance assessment
Chapter 10 Safety assessment and performance determinationReferences; Index
Summary One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and barriers to isolate spent fuel canisters in boreholes deep underground in specially constructed tunnels and caverns. Current thought on the principal methods of containment of high-level radioactive wastes is presented in this book. The authors proceed to discuss the processes and mechanisms involved in th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Clay soils.
Clay -- Permeability
Engineered barrier systems (Waste disposal)
Hazardous waste sites.
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground.
Clay soils.
Clay -- Permeability.
Engineered barrier systems (Waste disposal)
Hazardous waste sites.
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Nuclear.
Form Electronic book
Author Nakano, Masashi, 1937-
Pusch, Roland.
ISBN 020393203X