Essays Tagged: "Spent nuclear fuel"

Nuclear Waste Management

hs is still unknown.The same deadly radiation that was present in this explosion is also present in spent fuels. This presents special problems in the handling, storage, and disposal of the depleted u ... ore the nuclear waste products that give off this deadly radiation, many precautions must be taken. Spent fuel may be stored or solidified.The primary way of storing the nuclear waste is storage. Sinc ...

(5 pages) 82 0 4.0 Dec/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The seperation of Uranium

and an electric generator.To maintain efficient nuclear reactor performance, about one-third of the spent fuel is removed every year or so, to be replaced with fresh fuel.6. Spent fuel storageSpent fu ... s serves the dual purpose of acting as a barrier against radiation and dispersing the heat from the spent fuel.Spent fuel can be stored in these ponds for long periods. It can also be dry stored in en ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear waste

scribe nuclear waste that does not fit into the categorical definitions for high-level waste (HLW), spent nuclear fuel (SNF), transuranic waste (TRU), or certain byproduct materials known as 11e (2) w ... of radioactive sources used in industry and medicine.High-level wasteHigh-Level Waste is the actual spent fuel, or the residual waste from reprocessing spent fuel. The U.S. does not reprocess its spen ...

(7 pages) 61 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Waste and Energy

nd the exploration of energy technology and the potential for recycling the wastes that are producedNuclear WasteAny activity that produces or uses radioactive materials generates radioactive waste. M ... es involved in radioactive waste management include: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Transport ...

(9 pages) 59 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Nuclear Power

an be potentially released upon the world; I am talking about the heavily radioactive waste that is spent fuel rods from the reactors. It could be said that currently the most pressing issue with nucl ... celed the opening of the repository after sixteen years of construction and 87.3 billion US dollars spent. (Stewart) Many of those that are against storage facilities such as Yucca Mountain say that t ...

(9 pages) 2 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science