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Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste A Comparative Assessment

Edited By: Ferenc L Toth
350 pages, 20 colour illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste
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Fossil fuels will remain the backbone of the global energy economy for the foreseeable future. The contribution of nuclear energy to the global energy supply is also expected to increase. With the pressing need to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the fossil energy industry is exploring the possibility of carbon dioxide disposal in geological media. Geological disposal has been studied for decades by the nuclear industry with a view to ensuring the safe containment of its wastes. Geological disposal of carbon dioxide and that of radioactive waste gives rise to many common concerns in domains ranging from geology to public acceptance. In this respect, comparative assessments reveal many similarities, ranging from the transformation of the geological environment and safety and monitoring concerns to regulatory, liability and public acceptance issues.

However, there are profound differences on a broad range of issues as well, such as the quantities and hazardous features of the materials to be disposed of, the characteristics of the targeted geological media, the site engineering technologies involved and the timescales required for safe containment at the disposal location. There are ample opportunities to learn from comparisons and to derive insights that will assist policymakers responsible for national energy strategies and international climate policies.

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Preface H.-H. RognerIntroductory chapterComparing the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: Introduction and Overview Section A Thematic AssessmentsGeological Media and Factors for the Long-term Emplacement and Isolation of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste Environmental Issues in the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Remediation for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Storage of Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Methods Used to Identify the Migration of Carbon Dioxide and Radionuclides in the Geosphere Transport of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste Engineering Challenges in the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Carbon Dioxide The Costs of the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste Managing Liability: Comparing Radioactive Waste Disposal and Carbon Dioxide Storage Public Acceptance of Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: Similarities and Differences Comparative Ethical Issues Entailed in the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Carbon Dioxide in the Light of Climate Change Psychological Perspectives on the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Carbon Dioxide Section B Regional AssessmentsComparative Assessment of Status and Opportunities for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage and Radioactive Waste Disposal in North America Comparing the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste in Western Europe Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste in Central and Eastern Europe: A Regional Overview of Geological Storage and Disposal Potential Comparison of the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste in European Russia Comparison between Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste in China Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste in the Geotectonically Active Country of Japan The Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide and Disposal of Nuclear Waste in South Africa Assessment of the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste in Brazil, and Some Comparative Aspects of their Disposal in Argentina Index

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Edited By: Ferenc L Toth
350 pages, 20 colour illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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