Disposal of low-level radioactive waste into Pacific coastal waters
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Disposal of low-level radioactive waste into Pacific coastal waters a report of a working group of the Committee on Oceanography. by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Oceanography.

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Published by National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council in Washington .
Written in English


  • Radioactive waste disposal,
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)

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Edition Notes

SeriesNational Research Council. Publication -- 985., Publication (National Research Council (U.S.)) -- no. 985.
LC ClassificationsTD898 .N3
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 87 p. :
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19229121M
LC Control Number62060069

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Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste into Pacific Coastal Waters, National Research Council Publication No. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences 3. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter," drawn up at the Intergovernmental Conference on the Dumping of Wastes at Sea, held in London. The History of Radioactive Waste Dumping inthe Ocean Dumping of low-levelradioactive waste in the ocean has been carried out since Between and , the United States dumped approximately 4, TBq of radioactive waste into the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. This includes about. Expanded Report on "The Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive wastes at Sea,n This report was prepared in draft form in early , and then discussed and disposal of low-level nuclear wastes. These figures can released into the coastal' 'waters' (ibid.: 8) Ttlis crud. Isaacs (36) discussed the magnitude of disposal of low level radioactive wastes into Pacific coastal waters as did the Coast and Geodetic Survey (37). The Pneumo Dynamics Corporation conducted a survey of radioactive waste disposal sites (38), and an evaluation of sea disposal containers (39).

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of gave the states responsibility for commercial LLW disposal, encouraging states to enter into compacts, with each compact sharing a common disposal facility. Most states have entered into compacts; however, only one new disposal facility, the Texas. The management of low level radioactive waste arising from the operation and decommissioning of the nuclear fuel production facilities at NECSA — a South African experience. Little attention was given to the negative impacts of waste disposal on the marine environment. Even less attention was focused on opportunities to recycle or reuse such materials. Wastes were frequently dumped in coastal and ocean waters based on the assumption that marine waters had an unlimited capacity to mix and disperse wastes. regulations governing waste disposal into the sea. To implement this pro­ gramme, and in conformity with the recommendations of other United Nations bodies, an ad hoc Panel on Radioactive Waste Disposal into the Sea was set up in October under the chairmanship of Mr. H. BRYNIELSSON, of Sweden, to advise the Director General.

Radioactive Waste Disposal Into Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Waters; a Report From a Working Group of the Committee on Oceanography of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / ×. US radioactive waste is leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the Enewetak Atoll. From the first day forward, the water has flowed out of the lagoon with the tide, creating a gigantic radioactive toilet that is flushed about twice each day into the Pacific Ocean. Preston A. () Marine Disposal of Radioactive Waste: An Overview with Examples from the Coastal Water Situation. In: Kullenberg G. (eds) The Role of the Oceans as a Waste Disposal Option. NATO ASI Series (Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences), vol Report on Historic Deep Sea Disposal of Radioactive Waste s until was the dumping of low-level nuclear waste into the ocean. This approach respective coastal states.