Radioactive Waste

Technical and Normative Aspects of its Disposal

  • Christian Streffer
  • Carl Friedrich Gethmann
  • Georg Kamp
  • Wolfgang Kröger
  • Eckard Rehbinder
  • Ortwin Renn
  • Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig

Part of the Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. A Zusammenfassung, Schlussfolgerungen und Empfehlungen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-9
    2. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 11-33
    3. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 34-55
  3. A Executive summary, conclusions and recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-64
    2. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 67-86
    3. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 87-107
  4. B Technical and normative foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 111-199
    3. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 200-233
    4. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 234-264
    5. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 265-336
    6. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 337-351
  5. C Annex and apparatus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 355-369
    3. Christian Streffer, Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Georg Kamp, Wolfgang Kröger, Eckard Rehbinder, Ortwin Renn et al.
      Pages 370-430
  6. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Waste caused by the use of radioactive material in research, medicine and technologies, above all high level waste from nuclear power plants, must be disposed of safely. However, the strategies discussed for the disposal of radioactive waste as well as proposals for choosing a proper site for final waste disposal are strongly debated.

An appropriate disposal must satisfy complex technical requirements and must meet stringent conditions to appropriately protect man and nature from risks of radioactivity over very long periods. Ethical, legal and social conditions must be considered as well. An interdisciplinary team of experts from relevant fields compiled the current status and developed criteria as well as strategies which meet the requirements of safety and security for present and future generations. The study also provides specific recommendations that will improve and optimize the chances for the selection of a repository site implementing the participation of stakeholders including the general public and not neglecting the responsibility of the legal institutions.

The study provides an advanced and, due to its interdisciplinary approach, novel contribution to the corresponding scientific debates including normative and social aspects of acceptability and acceptance. At the same time it serves as a contribution to public and political debates presenting an easily comprehensible executive summary and describing practicable recommendations.

Keywords

Radioactive waste final storage long term waste management nuclear accidents nuclear technology radioactive hazard

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Streffer
    • 1
  • Carl Friedrich Gethmann
    • 2
  • Georg Kamp
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Kröger
    • 3
  • Eckard Rehbinder
    • 4
  • Ortwin Renn
    • 5
  • Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig
    • 6
  1. 1.University Duisburg-EssenGermany
  2. 2.Europäische Akademie GmbHUniversity Duisburg-EssenBad Neuenahr-AhrweilerGermany
  3. 3.ETH ZurichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Goethe Universität Frankfurt am MainGermany
  5. 5.Technical University StuttgartGermany
  6. 6.Technical University of ClausthalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22925-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22924-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22925-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4803
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4811
  • About this book