Radioactive Waste Management

  • Shinichi Nakayama
Part of the An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering book series (ACNE)


All kinds of activities associated with radioactive wastes generated as a result of nuclear utilization are often collectively referred to as “radioactive waste management.” This term is used in a broader sense than a mere series of technical processes to convert generated wastes into waste forms for storage and disposal.


Radioactive Waste Spend Fuel Radioactivity Concentration Waste Form Geological Disposal 
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  1. 1.
    International Atomic Energy Agency, The Principles of Radioactive Waste Management, IAEA Safety Series, No. 111-F (1995)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, The Environmental and Ethical Basis of Geological Disposal, A Collective Opinion of the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee (1995)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Nakayama
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  1. 1.Japan Atomic Energy AgencyTokaiJapan

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