Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 252-258 July-September 2010

 

DISPOSAL OF NUCLEAR WASTE : A GLOBAL SCENARIO

 

Shruti Awasthi

Shri Shankaracharya institute of technology and management, Junwani, Bhilai, (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 28, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

Many nuclear power plants around the world are nearing the end of their operating lives.For example in United States where most nuclear power plants are approaching the end of the operational time period allowed in their licenses. Locally the Ginna power plant, 20 miles northeast of Rochester, on Lake Ontario, is attempting to deal with these issues. The close of the cold war has left us with radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear missiles. The disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and nuclear missiles is as politically intense an issue as the plants and missiles themselves. By analyzing various sources of nuclear waste and their disposal, very easily we can assess the global scenario.

 

Keywords : Nuclear waste, Radioactive waste, Earth crust , Nuclear reactor, Radioactive Elemants , Disposal methods

 

 

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