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Radioactive Waste Disposal
September 1, 2003 Volume 33 Issue 3
Articles In This Issue
  • Monday, September 1, 2003
    AuthorLawrence T. Papay

    About 20 years ago, I took on overall responsibility for the nuclear program at Southern California Edison. As part of that responsibility, I became Edison’s representative on the Steering Committee of the Utility Nuclear Waste Management Group of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), which ...

  • Monday, September 1, 2003
    AuthorB. John Garrick

    Strong evidence shows that spent nuclear fuel can be stored and transported safely.

    Spent nuclear fuel, nuclear fuel that has been in an operating nuclear reactor, is listed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) as one of the three constituents of high-level waste- the other two are ...

  • Monday, September 1, 2003
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    Engineers face complex moral issues that cannot be resolved by codes of professional behavior.

    Ethics, to use the felicitous words Lord Bank uttered three-quarters of a century ago, can be called the "observance of the unenforceable." Ethics falls in the middle of the spectrum, with ...

  • Monday, September 1, 2003
    AuthorMargaret S.Y. Chu and J. Russell Dyer

    Investigations of the natural processes at Yucca Mountain indicate that public health and the environment can be protected.

    The deep geologic disposal program in the United States began more than 20 years ago, in 1982, with the passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA), which set forth ...

  • Monday, September 1, 2003
    AuthorPer F. Peterson

    Between 2007 and 2010, Congress must consider whether the United States needs a second repository for high-level radioactive waste.

    Nuclear fission energy requires small inputs of natural resources compared to most other fossil and nonfossil energy technologies. When we consider net electricity ...