Decommissioned Submarines in the Russian Northwest

Assessing and Eliminating Risks

  • Elizabeth J. Kirk

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

  3. Spent Nuclear Fuel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Henri De La Bassetiere
      Pages 41-47
    3. A. P. Hoskins, R. A. Rankin, B. G. Motes, J. O. Carlson, C. W. Lagle, K. R. Johnsen
      Pages 49-55
  4. Low- and Medium-Level Liquid and Solid Wastes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. R. A. Penzin, V. S. Sheptunov, B. M. Lesohin, B. K. Bulygin, A. A. Shvedov
      Pages 91-94
    3. Serge Merlin
      Pages 95-112
    4. Michael Landrum, Christopher A. Herbst, Eric P. Loewen, Anna Protopapas, Claire A. Chanenchuk, Esther W. Wong
      Pages 113-125
  5. Risk Assessment and Monitoring Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Edward A. McBean, Frank A. Rovers, Darrell E. O’Donnell
      Pages 141-158
  6. Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book


Until the late 1970s, most commercial power plant operators outside the United States adopted a spent fuel management policy of immediate reprocessing and recycling of recovered products. In response to rising reprocessing prices, decreasing values of re­ covered products, concerns over proliferation risks, and a belief in the favorable eco­ nomics of direct disposal, many utilities have since opted to store spent fuel on an in­ terim basis pending the availability of direct disposal facilities or a change in the eco­ nomic and/or political climate for reprocessing and recycling uranium and plutonium. Spent fuel has traditionally been stored in water-filled pools located in the reactor building or fuel handling buildings, on reactor sites, or as part of large centralized fa­ cilities (e.g. Sellafield, La Hague, CLAB). Because the economics of pool storage are dependent on the size of the facility, the construction of additional separate pools on reactor sites has only been pursued in a few countries, such as Finland and Bulgaria.


development radioactive waste remediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth J. Kirk
    • 1
  1. 1.American Association for the Advancement of ScienceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6368-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5618-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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