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Science: Technology: Energy: Nuclear: Nuclear_Waste

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- Comprehensive technical guide to radioactive waste technology and management. Includes categorized directory with links.

Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials
Agency concerned with radioactive waste and its management in Belgium. Provides information about radioactivity, collaborative activities and information center.

Board on Radioactive Waste Management (BRWM)
Committee of the National Academy of Sciences concerned with safe management of radioactive wastes including spent fuel, high-level, transuranic, low-level, and mixed waste and naturally occurring radioactive materials. Includes scientific and technical analyses, policy advice on processing, management and disposal.

California Radioactive Materials Management Forum
Association of users of radioactive materials and generators of low-level radioactive waste in Arizona, California, North Dakota and South Dakota, which primary interest is the safe management and disposal of low-level radioactive waste.

Congressional Research Service Reports
Reports collection on current spent fuel storage from the National Council for Science and Environment.

Expertise on Nuclear Waste Management
Information from the organization responsible for radioactive waste management in Finland. Includes news and technical information. [English, Finnish, Swedish]

Grimsel Test Site
Deep underground rock laboratory in the Swiss Alps operated by a consortium of countries and companies investigating long-term chemical and nuclear waste disposal. Describes planned and ongoing research projects in radionuclide transport, rock characterization, fiber optic monitoring, groundwater modeling, gas migration, and other areas.

La Hague Reprocessing Plant
Recycles irradiated materials and conditions nuclear waste into suitable final form. Includes technical information about plant operations, environment impact, regulation and safety.

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Fact Sheets
A series of fact sheets on various aspects of low level waste handling, storage and disposal produced by the Ohio State University.

NEA - Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)
Information resource prepared by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). Defines high level waste, explains necessity for disposal and options available, addresses costs and safety issues.

NEA - Transmutation of Radioactive Waste
Program of the NEA Data Bank of the OECD. Includes a general introduction to transmutation of radioactive waste, information on Transmutation with nuclear, accelerator-based transmutation, and chemical aspects of transmutation.

Nuclear and Risk Technologies Center
Information resource from the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) about waste management. Includes documents related to research and analyses on Yucca Mountain, waste isolation pilot plant, and legacy waste management.

Nuclear High Level Waste Disposal Project
Data on a number of experimental projects in hydrofracture for radioactive waste disposal from the Internet Community of Geological Engineers. Includes background information on nuclear fuel and waste management.

Nuclear Waste Project Office
Information from the State of Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office (NWPO) about the Yucca Mountain and Nevada test sites. Includes news, policy, legal, nuclear waste transportation and technical issues.

Nuclear Waste Scientific Program
Assist the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other international organizations in solving the problem of the safe disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Includes information radioactive waste management.

Office of Spent Nuclear Fuels (SNF)
Supports the Hanford site cleanup mission by safely moving spent nuclear fuel away from the Columbia River. Includes photos, press releases, program description, goals, methods and progress.

Pahrump Nuclear Waste Advisory Committee
Committee established in the unincorporated town of Pahrump, Nevada, to advise the town on nuclear waste issues. Introduces the members and their areas of expertise, and gives information about the work of the committee.

Private Fuel Storage
Consortium of electric power companies that have partnered with the Goshute Indians to build and operate a safe, clean, temporary storage facility on the tribe's reservation in Skull Valley, Utah, USA. Includes project information, news, resources, FAQ and contact information.

Radioactive Waste Repository Authority
Ensures the safe disposal of existing and future radioactive waste in the Czech Republic. Includes information on research, development and activities. [Czech, English]

South Carolina Radioactive Waste Disposal Program
Information about the State-owned low-level radioactive waste disposal facility in Barnwell County. Provides customer access information. Includes numerous technical documents on history, policies and practices.

Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB)
Information about Swedish waste management technology and the search for a disposal site for spent nuclear fuel. Includes background on the company formed to handle the waste. [Swedish, English]

Transportation Resource Exchange Center
Provides documents, databases, and links to the people, organizations, and programs that are involved in the transport of radioactive materials.

U.S. DOE - Central Internet Database (CID)
Data and reports from the US Department of Energy (DOE) on spent fuel and radioactive waste inventories, waste management and sites cleanup. Includes interactive site profile reports.

U.S. DOE - National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program
Fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on spent fuel issues and background. Includes program mission, lessons learned, progress, spent fuel data and contact information.

U.S. DOE - Nuclear Waste Storage
Illustrated document prepared by the Office of Environmental Management (EM) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Describes the various types of waste, the storage technology and the methods used.

U.S. DOE - Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM)
Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) assigned to develop and manage a federal system for disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial and military nuclear activities. Includes comprehensive technical information on the projects and on the repository sites.

U.S. NRC - Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses
Federal research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to resolve technical and regulatory issues related to geologic high level nuclear waste repository. Includes brochures and technical information about geophysics, corrosion, mining, risk assessment and geochemistry.

U.S. NRC - Radioactive Waste
Information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about types of regulated waste and activities, responsibilities and related information.

U.S. NRC - Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about storage options and regulations. Includes regulatory initiatives reports and regulatory guides.

U.S. NRC: Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on spent fuel transportation. Addresses regulation aspects and initiatives.

U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Independent agency of the U.S. Government with purpose of providing independent scientific and technical oversight of the U.S. program for management and disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.

Waste Management in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Briefing paper by the Uranium Information Center, Australia on nuclear waste management as a part of the fuel cycle. Includes a list of waste disposal practices worldwide.


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