Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States
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Going the Distance?
The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States
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This book looks to provide an independent, objective, and authoritative analysis of the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in the United States, while simultaneously examining risks and identifying current and future technical and societal concerns for such specialized transportation. Going the Distance? also gives comparisons between health and safety risks for transporting spent fuel and radioactive waste and other risks that confront members of society. Comparisons are provided for routine radiological transport, which has the potential to produce chronic radiation exposures and latent cancer, and severe accident risks, which have the potential to produce acute radiation sickness and death, as well as latent cancer. This book will inform readers about the risks of spent fuel and high-level waste transportation.


  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Waste Disposal and Clean Up
  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Radiation
  • Conflict and Security Issues — Prevention, Security and Response

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339 pages | 6 x 9
  • Hardcover: 978-0-309-10004-5
  • Pdf full book: 978-0-309-65316-9
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National Research Council. Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.

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