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Nuclear waste cleanup

Jones, Gary

Nuclear waste cleanup

progress made but DOE management attention needed to increase use of innovative technologies : statement of Gary L. Jones, Associate Director, Energy, Resources, and Science Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives

by Jones, Gary

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Published by The Office, The Office, distributor in Washington, D.C, [Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Energy. -- Office of Science and Technology -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.,
  • United States. -- Dept. of Energy. -- Office of Science and Technology -- Data processing -- Evaluation.,
  • Hazardous waste site remediation -- Technological innovations -- United States.,
  • Cleanup of radioactive waste sites -- Technological innovations -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesProgress made but DOE management attention needed to increase use of innovative technologies.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-RCED-99-190.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination11 p.
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15550905M

      Worst U.S. Nuclear Waste Dump Inches Closer to Cleanup Nearly 18 years in the making, the first part of a novel $billion approach to clean up the Hanford site’s legacy nuclear weapons waste. VOA Learning English presents news, features, audio, video and multimedia about the U.S. and the world in American English. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level. Words.

    Technetium is a byproduct of plutonium weapons production and is considered a major U.S. challenge for environmental cleanup. At the Hanford Site nuclear complex in Washington state, there are about 2, pounds of the element dispersed within approximately 56 million gallons of nuclear waste .   Russia begins cleaning up the Soviets' top-secret nuclear waste dump When the Soviet Union collapsed a vast store of spent nuclear fuel was abandoned in .

      Cleanup began in , and the Office of Environmental Management has completed cleanup at 91 of nuclear sites, Still, according to the GAO, “but 16 . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.


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In my book Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup, I strive to help readers become informed consumers of Hanford news, to critically think about what cleanup means, and to examine the interplay of social values and science in decision-making. The story of Hanford demonstrates the struggle of how world-class science existed alongside sometimes unbridled dumping of health-threatening Cited by: Nuclear Waste: The Biggest Clean-Up in History (Ideas in Conflict Series) by Gary McCuen (Editor).

One of the largest, most complicated and expensive environmental problems in the United States is the cleanup of nuclear wastes. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approximately 4, contaminated sites covering tens of thousands of acres and replete with contaminated hazardous or radioactive waste, soil, or by:   By the end of the Cold War, 45 years of weapons production and nuclear research had generated a sobering legacy: an astounding trillion gallons of contaminated groundwater; 40 million cubic meters of tainted soil and debris; over 2, tons of intensely radioactive spent nuclear fuel; more thancubic meters of radioactive and hazardous waste; and over million gallons of 4/5(3).

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Waste connected with DOE's nuclear weapons complex has been accumulating as a result of various operations spanning over five decades. The cost estimates for nuclear waste cleanup in the United States have been rapidly rising.

It has recently been estimated to be in a range from $ to $ billion. However, the disposal of radioactive wastes and how to clean up the contaminated sites are major deterrents.

This book presents an objective view of the background and principles of management. Perhaps more importantly, it presents the conditions in the most affected countries by Manufacturer: Woodhead Publishing.

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Nuclear waste—the radioactive by-product from nuclear power generation, nuclear weapons and medical isotope production—is one of the most challenging types of waste for our society to manage.

Its high radioactivity requires that it be safely isolated from humans and the environment until it no longer poses a hazard; of the order of a. As the largest environmental cleanup program in the world, EM has been charged with the responsibility of cleaning up sites across the country whose area is equal to the combined area of Rhode Island and Delaware.

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In Hanford: A Conversation About Nuclear Waste and Cleanup, Roy Gephart takes us on a journey through a world of facts, values, conflicts, and choices facing the most complex environmental cleanup project in the United States: the U.S.

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Department of Energy's Hanford Site. Get this from a library. Nuclear waste: the biggest clean-up in history. [Gary E McCuen;] -- Examines the problem of nuclear waste and offers opposing viewpoints on the topic.

This book is an information resource, written for the general reader as well as the technically trained person wanting an overview of Hanford and cleanup issues facing the nuclear weapons complex.

Each chapter is a topical : $ cleaup of the department of energy's nuclear waste sites is a task of staggering scope and technical challenge. it is a task wichi demands the development of new technologies - technologies which will be of direct benefit in mining, excavation, and other industrial fields.

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Gephart calls the cleanup of Hanford's nuclear waste perhaps the largest environmental restoration project ever undertaken, and he is aware of the highly charged.The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant —the intermediate-­level repository dug into the salt beds of New Mexico—is intended to receivegallon soft-steel drums of military-origin trans-uranium waste, holding among other substances the radioactive shavings from U.S.

nuclear warhead manufacture.The safe management of nuclear and radioactive wastes is a subject that has recently received considerable recognition due to the huge volume of accumulative wastes and the increased public awareness of the hazards of these wastes.

This book aims to cover the practice and research efforts that are currently conducted to deal with the technical difficulties in different radioactive waste.