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, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp 26–29 | Cite as

Materials issues in nuclear-waste management

  • Man-Sung Yim
  • K. Linga Murty
Overview Radioactive Waste

Abstract

In this article, materials issues in the management of nuclear waste, including its generation, processing, storage, transport, and disposal, are examined for low-level and high-level waste, with an emphasis on the aspects of their immobilization and long-term isolation. Selecting materials for low-level and high-level waste form and containers is reviewed, and the long-term performance issues with these materials as barriers to nuclide migration or release are discussed.

Keywords

Nuclear Waste Spend Fuel Spend Nuclear Fuel Vinyl Ester Waste Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Man-Sung Yim
    • 1
  • K. Linga Murty
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of Nuclear EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityUSA

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