Defence Nuclear Waste Disposal in Russia: International Perspective

  • M. J. Stenhouse
  • V. I. Kirko

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introductory

  3. Waste Conditioning & Engineered Barriers

  4. Geological Aspects of Radioactive Waste Disposal

    1. D. Evstatiev, D. Kozhoukharov
      Pages 121-134
    2. E. B. Anderson, V. G. Savonenkov, S. I. Shabalev, Yu. M. Rogozin, E. F. Lyubtseva, Yu. A. Revenko et al.
      Pages 135-141
    3. F. B. Baksht, A. A. Dergachev, N. P. Dorofeev, S. V. Comissarov, L. A. Sedyh, B. P. Chesnokov et al.
      Pages 143-146
  5. Site Characterisation Methods

  6. Modelling/Assessment Associated with Radioactive Waste Disposal

  7. Special Problems Associated with Radio-Active Waste Disposal

  8. Summary of Workshop Discussions

    1. M. J. Stenhouse, V. I. Kirko
      Pages 321-325
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 327-340

About this book


Significant amounts of liquid and solid radioactive waste have been generated in Russia during the production of nuclear weapons, and there is an urgent need to find suitable ways to manage these wastes in a way that protects both the current population and future generations. This book contains contributions from pure and applied scientists and other representatives from Europe, North America, and Russia, who are, or have been, actively involved in the field of radioactive waste management and disposal. First-hand experience of specific problems associated with defence-related wastes in the USA and the Russian Federation is presented, and current plans are described for the disposal of solid wastes arising from civilian nuclear power production programmes in other countries, including Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany and the UK.
The book provides a good insight into ongoing research at local and national level within Russia, devoted to the safe disposal of defence-related radioactive waste. It also demonstrates how existing expertise and technology from civilian nuclear waste management programmes can be applied to solving the problems created by nuclear defence programmes.
Contributions address methods of immobilisation, site selection methodology, site characterisation techniques and data interpretation, the key elements of safety/performance assessments of planned deep (geological) repositories for radioactive waste, and radionuclide transport modelling. Concerns associated with certain specific nuclear waste disposal concepts and repository sites are also presented.


environment production radioactive waste safety transport waste disposal

Editors and affiliations

  • M. J. Stenhouse
    • 1
  • V. I. Kirko
    • 2
  1. 1.QuantiSciMelton MowbrayUK
  2. 2.Research Institute of Physics and Engineering (NIFTI)KrasnoyarskRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6148-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5112-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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