Types of Radioactive Wastes and the Multibarrier System

  • Douglas G. Brookins

Abstract

In this chapter the various types of radioactive wastes are briefly described. Specifically, high-level waste (HLW), spent uranium rod fuel (SURF), cladding wastes (CW), transuranic wastes (TRU) and low-level wastes (LLW) are introduced in terms of their radioactive components, sites of generation, and some other features.

Keywords

Sludge Iodine Uranium Milling Radionuclide 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas G. Brookins
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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