Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management

Volume 1 Proceedings of the Symposium on “Science Underlying Radioactive Waste Management,” Materials Research Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 28–December 1, 1978

  • Gregory J. McCarthy
  • Richard L. Schwoebel
  • R. W. PotterII
  • Arnold M. Friedman
  • John G. Moore
  • Harry C. Burkholder
  • Werner Lutze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Keynote Address

  3. Waste Solidification

    1. Vitrification

    2. Structure and Properties of Vitreous Waste Forms

      1. W. Lutze, J. Borchardt, A. K. Dé
        Pages 69-81
      2. John T. Healey, Thomas J. Headley, Paul F. Hlava, Denis M. Strachan, Michael J. Kupfer
        Pages 83-96
      3. D. J. Lam, B. W. Veal, H. Chen, G. S. Knapp
        Pages 97-107
      4. A. S. Nikiforov, V. V. Kulichenko, N. V. Krylova, N. D. Musatov, A. S. Polyakov
        Pages 117-121
      5. H. C. Weed, D. G. Coles, D. J. Bradley, R. W. Mensing, J. S. Schweiger
        Pages 141-147
      6. K. F. Flynn, R. E. Barletta, L. J. Jardine, M. J. Steindler
        Pages 149-155
      7. B. T. Kenna, K. D. Murphy, H. S. Levine
        Pages 157-160
    3. Ceramic and Metal Matrix Forms

      1. J. M. Rusin, M. F. Browning, G. J. McCarthy
        Pages 169-180
      2. L. J. Jardine, M. J. Steindler
        Pages 181-189
      3. W. S. Aaron, T. C. Quinby, E. H. Kobisk
        Pages 191-193
      4. V. I. Zemlyanukhin, Yu. V. Kuznetsov, L. N. Lazarev, R. I. Lyubtsev, E. A. Shashukov
        Pages 195-200
      5. J. K. Johnstone, T. J. Headley, P. F. Hlava, F. V. Stohl
        Pages 211-217
      6. Charles M. Hartwig
        Pages 219-225
  4. Waste Isolation

    1. Direct Emplacement of Wastes in Geomedia

      1. V. I. Spitsyn, V. D. Balukova, S. A. Kabakchi, M. L. Medvedeva
        Pages 249-255
      2. H. O. Weeren, J. G. Moore, E. W. McDaniel
        Pages 257-260
      3. Jerry L. Cohen, Terry L. Steinborn
        Pages 261-264
      4. Paul F. Hlava, William F. Chambers
        Pages 265-270
    2. Containment

    3. Thermal, Geochemical and Radiation Interactions Near the Repository

    4. Interactions, Retention and Migration of Radionuclides in Geomedia

About these proceedings


During late 1978, a symposium entitled "Science Underlying Radioactive Waste Management" was one component of the Annual Meet­ ing of the Materials Research Society held in Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of this Symposium was to bring together for the first time the entire range of sciences that form the basis for the treatment, solidification and isolation of radioactive wastes. Some 79 papers were presented to an international audience of over 300. The Symposium was such an impressive success that another will be held at the 1979 Annual Meeting of the Materials Research Society. The proceedings of the forthcoming symposium will also be published and it is for this reason that the present volume has been desig­ nated Volume 1. The scope of the Symposium was defined by the following steer­ ing committee: Rustum Roy, The Pennsylvania State University (Chairman) Richard S. Claassen, Sandia Laboratories Don Ferguson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Victor I. Spitsyn, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences, Moscow David B. Stewart, United States Geological Survey Torbjorn Westermark, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The program was organized by the following committee: Gregory J. McCarthy, The Pennsylvania State University (Cha- man) Harry C. Burkholder, Battelle Memorial Institute Arnold M. Friedman~ Argonne National Laboratory Werner Lutze, Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin John G. Moore, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Robert W. Potter, II, United States Geological Survey Richard L. Schwoebe1, Sandia Laboratories Roger W. Staehle, Ohio State University.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory J. McCarthy
    • 1
  • Richard L. Schwoebel
    • 2
  • R. W. PotterII
    • 3
  • Arnold M. Friedman
    • 4
  • John G. Moore
    • 5
  • Harry C. Burkholder
    • 6
  • Werner Lutze
    • 7
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Sandia LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.United States Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA
  4. 4.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  5. 5.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  6. 6.Office of Nuclear Waste IsolationBattelle Memorial InstituteColumbusUSA
  7. 7.Hahn-Meitner InstitutBerlinGermany

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