Characterization and inventories of nuclear materials and wastes for possible future energy scenarios

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Awareness of the total materials inventory and materials balance associated with differing methods for energy generation is part of present day concerns associated with disparate areas that include atmospheric emissions, resource utilization, health effects, and both current and long term hazards and risks. Nuclear energy, for a number of decades, has been the recipient of significant scrutiny concerning the materials and wastes it generates, particularly in the context of long term solutions to such issues. This paper examines the nuclear materials and waste generation for nuclear energy scenarios spanning the coming century. The paper also briefly addresses wastes (in the ... continued below

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Arthur, E.D. October 1, 1997.

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Awareness of the total materials inventory and materials balance associated with differing methods for energy generation is part of present day concerns associated with disparate areas that include atmospheric emissions, resource utilization, health effects, and both current and long term hazards and risks. Nuclear energy, for a number of decades, has been the recipient of significant scrutiny concerning the materials and wastes it generates, particularly in the context of long term solutions to such issues. This paper examines the nuclear materials and waste generation for nuclear energy scenarios spanning the coming century. The paper also briefly addresses wastes (in the form of emissions) from other energy sources and examines requirements associated with backend energy system materials management. Possible future requirements pertaining to CO{sub 2} management are found to place conditions upon waste management generally similar to those for nuclear waste. One example of material flows for the case of coal generation of electricity coupled with carbon sequestration is also given.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98005647

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  • Global Foundation energy conference, Washington, DC (United States), 27-29 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98005647
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-127
  • Report No.: CONF-9710222--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658216
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711655

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Arthur, E.D. Characterization and inventories of nuclear materials and wastes for possible future energy scenarios, article, October 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711655/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.