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IAEA Estimates of Global Inventories of Radioactive Waste

Nuclear Exhaust

Original Link for  full text download http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/te_1591_web.pdf

Selected short quotes:

 

“It was considered worthwhile to produce a set of worldwide data that could be assessed to evaluate the legacy of the nuclear activities performed up to the transition between the twentieth and the twenty first century.

The assessment tries to cover the inventory of all the human produced radioactive material that can be considered to result from both military and civilian applications. This has caused remarkable difficulties since much of the data, particularly relating to military programmes, are not readily available. Consequently the data on the inventory of radioactive material should be considered as order-of-magnitude approximations. This report as a whole should be considered as a first iteration in a continuing process of updating and upgrading.

The accumulations of radioactive materials can be considered a burden for human society, both at present and in the future, since they require continuing…

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November 19, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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