Radio Active Waste

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Diganta Bhusan Das
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Radioactive waste is the material that is contaminated with radionuclides at activities or concentrations higher than the clearance levels established by individual countries for which no use is anticipated. All activities that produce/use radioactive materials generate radioactive wastes which include mining, nuclear power plant, processes in industry, defense, medicine, and research. Radioactive waste is generated in gas, liquid or solid form. Radioactivity can remain for a few hours to thousands of years. Depending on the type of waste, the disposal facility needs to be contained for a very long time ensuring health and safety of the people and quality of environment.


Radioactive Waste Fuel Assembly Spend Nuclear Fuel Uranium Oxide Spend Nuclear Fuel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical WasteKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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