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Title Low-level radioactive waste repositories : an analysis of costs
Published Paris : Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (179 pages) : illustrations
Series Nuclear development
Nuclear development.
Contents Executive summary -- 1. Introduction. 1.1. Background and objectives of the study -- 1.2. Scope of the study -- 1.3. Methodology used and structure of the report -- 1.4. Other related studies -- 2. Low-level radioactive waste management system. 2.1 Repository concepts -- 2.2. Overview of low-level radioactive waste disposal in NEA countries -- 2.3 Overview of LLW disposal in each country -- 2.4. Summary of LLW disposal in NEA countries -- 3. Cost components, data collection and analysis methodology. 3.1. Cost components -- 3.2. Data collection -- 3.3. Methodology for data comparison -- 4. Analysis of factors affecting repository costs. 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Technical factors affecting costs -- 4.3. Non-technical factors affecting costs -- 5. Impact on nuclear electricity generation costs. 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Cost per unit volume -- simple summation of cost elements -- 5.3. Cost per kWh -- 5.4. Sample calculation for discounted costs -- 6. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Currency exchange rates -- Glossary -- List of abbreviations -- Annex 1: List of expert group members -- Annex 2. Country reports on low-level waste repository costs: Australia. Belgium. Canada. Czech Republic. Finland. France. Germany. Hungary. Italy. Japan. Korea. Spain. Sweden. Switzerland. United Kingdom
Summary Low-level radioactive waste (LLW) arises in the normal operation of nuclear power plants and fuel cycle facilities, as well as from the use of radioactive isotopes in medicine, industry and agriculture. This report sets out the costs of operating disposal sites for LLW in OECD countries, as well as the factors that may affect the costs of sites being developed. This publication will be of special interest to experts in the field of radioactive waste management and economics of the nuclear fuel cycle
Analysis Radioactive Waste
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 85)
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Low level radioactive waste disposal facilities -- Costs.
Radioactive waste disposal -- Costs.
Radioactive waste repositories.
Radioactive waste sites -- Costs.
Form Electronic book
Author OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.
ISBN 1280034025
9264161546 (print)
9789264161542 (print)