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Radioactive Waste in Perspective, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Large volumes of hazardous wastes are produced each year, however only a small proportion of them are radioactive. While disposal options for hazardous wastes are generally well established, some types of hazardous waste face issues similar to those for radioactive waste and also require long-term disposal arrangements. The objective of this NEA study is to put the management of radioactive waste into perspective, firstly by contrasting features of radioactive and hazardous wastes, together with their management policies and strategies, and secondly by examining the specific case of the wastes resulting from carbon capture and storage of fossil fuels. The study seeks to give policy makers and interested stakeholders a broad overview of the similarities and differences between radioactive and hazardous wastes and their management strategies
Table Of Contents
Foreword -- Key Points for Policy Makers -- Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Theme 1 -- Theme 2 -- Risk, Perceived Risk and Public Attitudes -- Concluding Discussion and Lessons Learnt -- Strategic Issues for Radioactive Waste -- List of Participants -- List of Abbreviations -- Case Studies -- Strategic Issues for Hazardous Waste -- Risk and Perceived Risk
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (204 pages)
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Form Of Item

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