By Glenn E. Schweitzer and A. Chelsea Sharber, Editors
As a part of a long-standing collaboration on nuclear nonproliferation, the nationwide Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences held a joint workshop in Moscow in 2003 at the clinical features of a world radioactive disposal website in Russia. The passage of Russian legislation allowing the importation and garage of high-level radioactive fabric (primarily spent nuclear gas from reactors) has engendered curiosity from a few overseas governments, together with the united states, in exploring the opportunity of moving fabric to Russia on a brief or everlasting foundation. The workshop excited by the environmental elements of the overall place and features of a potential garage website, transportation to and in the website, bins for transportation and garage, stock and responsibility, audits and inspections, and dealing with applied sciences.
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An International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility: Exploring a Russian Site As a Prototype by Glenn E. Schweitzer and A. Chelsea Sharber, Editors