|Topic:||Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel: The Continuing Societal and Technical Challenges|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Sciences
Board on Radioactive Waste Management
Wednesday, June 6, 2001
Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel:
The Continuing Societal and Technical Challenges
D. Warner North, President, NorthWorks, Inc., Belmont California and Chair, Committee on Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, The National Research Council
This new report addresses the challenges associated with disposing of nuclear waste in the United States and abroad, and examines whether to implement underground disposal and when. In particular, it looks at questions of disposal through geological isolation, rather than focusing exclusively on how to implement geological disposal.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 6, 2001 and is available, in its entirety through the Web site of the National Academies Press.