Survey of High-Level Radioactive Waste Forms and Their Role in Waste Management

  • H. W. Levi
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)


Long lived fission products and actinide elements are generated in nuclear fuel while it supports operation of a reactor. Whatever concept of the fuel cycle is chosen, these radionuclides or a substantial fraction thereof will eventually form some kind of high level radioactive waste to be isolated from man for an extended period of time. This paper will present a European view mainly of one aspect of this isolation, namely the waste form.


Fission Product Borosilicate Glass Phosphate Glass Rock Salt Solidification Product 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. W. Levi
    • 1
  1. 1.Hahn-Meitner-Institut für Kernforschung Berlin GmbHBerlin 39Fed. Rep. of Germany

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