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The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Cracow, Poland, 9-13 November 1998


Series: NATO ASI Partnership Sub-Series 1: Disarmament Technologies Volume: 29

Edited By: Thomas E Baca and Tadeusz Florkowski

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #109428 | ISBN: 0792362020
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This collection of papers draws together experts from institutions in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and North America. Nuclear facility decontamination and decommissioning, waste treatment, management and disposal, long-term monitoring and surveillance, and prevention of proliferation are the primary topics discussed, including critical assessments of the existing knowledge and identification of the needs for future collaboration. Proposals are presented for a variety of national and international agencies, and preliminary business plans developed for collaboration with private companies. A network of international projects needs to be financed since it is such projects that will ultimately ease tensions, help solve nuclear waste contamination and security problems, and help pave the road toward nuclear weapons disarmament.


Foreword. Acknowledgements. Environmental Issues Associated with Nuclear Disarmament. 1. Post-Arms Race Clean-Up Effort in the United States of America; T.E. Baca, et al. 2. Some Comparisons of Plutonium-Bearing Radwaste Management in the USA and Russia; V.F. Peretroukhine, C.H. Delegard. 3. International Training Centre for Analysing Nuclear and Radiation Safety; Y. Cherepnin, Y. Istomin. 4. Radioactive Contamination and Waste Management in the Former Soviet Union. Opportunities for Studying Anthropogenic Analogues of Radioactive-Waste Repositories; S.M. Wickham, J.L. Knight. 5. Legacy of Actinides in the Weapons Complex; G.R. Choppin. Preventing Proliferation of Nuclear Materials. 6. Fuel Cycle of Large-Scale Nuclear Energy (BREST-1200) with Non-Proliferation of Plutonium and Equivalent of Radioactive Waste; A.V. Lopatkin, V.V. Orlov. 7. Ceramic Waste Forms for Excess Weapons Plutonium; W. Lutze, et al. 8. Long-Term Solutions to Managing Nuclear Waste in the Russian Federation; N.P. Laverov, et al. 9. Thorium Phosphates as Matrices for Radionuclide Immobilisation; V. Brandel, et al. 10. Modeling Spent Nuclear UO2-Fuel Dissolution Under Repository Conditions; J. De Pablo, et al. Nuclear Facility Decontamination and Decommissioning. 11. IAEA Programme on the Identification and Remediation of Contaminated Nuclear Sites; V.S. Tsyplenkov, et al. 12. Electro-Physical Methods of Decontamination of Radioactive Equipment Surfaces; M. Krymsky, et al. 13. Electro-Chemical Methods for Decontaminating and Treating Radioactive Waste Resulting From Weapons-Facilities Clean-Up; S. Marczak, et al. 14. Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations and Dismantling Techniques; J.L. Diaz-Diaz. 15. Packaging of Plutonium Metal and Oxide in the ARIES Project; C.K. Rofer, et al. Applying Nuclear Weapons Expertise to Civilian Use. 16. Removal and Use of the Large-Scale Radioactive Equipment of Nuclear Submarines; M.E. Netecha, V.A. Mazokin. 17. Nuclear Technology for Cleaning Coal Emissions. Example of International Cooperation leading to the Application of a Nuclear Technology to the Civilian sector; A.G. Chmielewski, Z. Zimek. 18. Environmental Aspects of the Loss of Nuclear-Powered Ships; A.V. Nikitin, V.K. Ulasevich. 19. U.S.-Russian Weapons Sites Collaborations on Environmental Problems; C.F.V. Mason. 20. Adsorbents for Stabilising Radionuclides from Solution; V.I. Plotnikov, et al. Treatment of Nuclear Waste and Remediation of Contaminated Sites. 21. Advanced Thermo-Chemical Technologies for the Treatment of Radioactive and Biological Waste; M.I. Ojovan, et al. 22. Clean-Up of Nuclear Weapons Facilities; C.F.V. Mason. 23. Risk-Assessment Model for Evaluating Environmental Remediation Options at the Straz Underground Uranium Leaching Site; P. Lietava. 24. Soil-to-Plant Transfer of Radionuclides; K. Bujtas, P. Szerbin. 25. Radiological Characterisation of Low- and Medium-Level Nuclear Wastes; J.A. Suarez, et al. 26. PIMS: A Simple Technology for Clean-Up of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides Throughout the World; J. Conca, et al. 27. Inorganic Ion Exchangers as Selective Adsorbents and Potential Primary Barriers for Radionuclides; J. Narbutt. Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal. 28. Use of Conservant 'F' for Radioactive and Chemical Solid Waste Disposal; V. Alexandrov, et al. 29. Managing Institutional LILW in Central Russia: Operational Experience; I.A. Sobolev, et al. 30. Aspects of the Migration of Long-Lived Radionuclides from Underground Waste Repositories; T. Florkowski. 31. Systems Approach to the Safety Evaluation of Radioactive Waste Management Options; S. Konopaaskova. 32. Expertise in Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management in Belarus; A.A. Mikhalevich. 33. Radionuclide Co-Precipitation Studies Under Repository Conditions; J. Quinones, et al. Long-Term Surveillance of Monitoring of Nuclear Materials. 34. Measurements and Modelling of Radionuclide Migration into Various Types of Soil; L. Koblinger, et al. 35. Sand Reactor; Y.S. Cherepnin, A.P. Vasiliyev. 36. Advanced Portable Thermoluminescent Dosimeter System for Monitoring Environmental Radiation; S. Deme, I. Apathy. 37. Speciation in Water Released From Mining and Milling Facilities; G. Geipel, et al. Attachment a Technologies and Needs for Potential Long-Term Collaborations. Attachment B Nato Advanced Research Workshop Participant List. Author and Subject Index.

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