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Managing the Plutonium Surplus: Applications and Technical Options
  

Managing the Plutonium Surplus: Applications and Technical Options (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994)

Edited by Garwin, Richard L.
Edited by Grubb, M. J.
Edited by Matanle, Emma

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 'Managing the Plutonium Surplus: Applications and Options', London, U.K., January 24--25, 1994

ISBN 9789401044325
Barcode 9789401044325
Published 11 October 2012 by Springer
Format Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Series NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 1 (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9789401044325
ISBN-10 9401044325
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Springer
Imprint Springer
Publication Date 11 October 2012
Publication Country Netherlands Netherlands
Format Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Edition Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994th
Author(s) Edited by Garwin, Richard L.
Edited by Grubb, M. J.
Edited by Matanle, Emma
Series NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 1 (part: 1)
Category Social Sciences
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Waste Management
Nuclear Power & Engineering
Number of Pages 219
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 384g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Engineering, Nuclear engineering, Waste disposal, Environmental management, Social sciences
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 300
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Superpower arms reduction, nuclear reprocessing and the abandonment or deferral of plans for fast breeder reactions have combined to produce a worldwide surplus of highly enriched uranium and plutonium. Both materials pose security and safety problems, and plutonium poses particular dilemmas for disposal or other ways of consuming the surplus. But new studies and technical developments have opened up new possibilities for managing the plutonium surplus. To highlight the issues raised and to assess these options, the Royal Institute of International Affairs hosted a NATO sponsored Advanced Research Workshop to examine technical aspects of the worldwide surplus of separated plutonium. These proceedings examine the state of knowledge about the amount, form, location and characteristics of separated plutonium, and the many and varied proposals for disposing of or consuming the surplus. With a total of 24 papers and commentaries from leading experts in a dozen countries, it provides an unprecedented overview of the state of research on ways of dealing with one of today's most pressing security problems, and the potential implications for nuclear energy strategies.

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