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Disposal of Weapon Plutonium: Approaches and Prospects
  

Disposal of Weapon Plutonium: Approaches and Prospects (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996)

Edited by Walter, Carl E.
Edited by Merz, Erich R.

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 14-17, 1995

ISBN 9789401065597
Barcode 9789401065597
Published 1 October 2011 by Springer
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Series NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 1 (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9789401065597
ISBN-10 9401065594
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Springer
Imprint Springer
Publication Date 1 October 2011
Publication Country Netherlands Netherlands
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Edition Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996th
Author(s) Edited by Walter, Carl E.
Edited by Merz, Erich R.
Series NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 1 (part: 4)
Category Production Engineering
Reliability Engineering
Nuclear Power & Engineering
Alternative & Renewable Energy Sources & Technology
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 546g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Engineering, Machinery, System safety, Nuclear engineering, Renewable energy sources
NBS Text Mechanical Engineering
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 620
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In the immediate term, plutonium recovered from dismantled nuclear warheads will have to be stored securely, under international safeguards where possible. One of the principal alternatives for the disposition of this plutonium is to blend it with high-level waste as it is vitrified for final disposal in a geologic repository. The high radioactivity of the resulting product provides self-shielding and ensures that the Pu cannot be separated without the development of highly sophisticated technology. This third NATO ARW on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium discusses the non-reactor disposition option, presenting a thorough evaluation of the pros and cons. In broad terms, the workshop presents an exchange of information on waste vitrification, including technical feasibility as well as the necessary stringent safeguards. It discusses the different approaches to the optimum techniques and credible alternatives for immobilizing transuranics and fission products for disposal. It introduces new disposal techniques, in particular matrix immobilization followed by deep borehole disposal. It assesses the implications of safeguarding requirements. And it identifies common areas in which defined research tasks can be initiated in cooperative partnership.

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