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Student Research Guide: Radioactive Waste: Top Resources

by Ethan Clavette

Top Resources

BARBU, A. U. R. I. C. Ă. (2017). METHODS FOR TREATING LIQUID RADIOACTIVE ORGANIC WASTE (REVIEW). PROCEEDING OF Nuclear 2017. https://inis.iaea.org/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/49/086/49086218.pdf#page=19.

this article gave a review of the treatment methods used for liquid radioactive organic waste. The article detailed how standard the treatment methods were and how cost-effective. This addresses my topic by answering the step taken for radioactive waste management. 

Desouky, O., Ding, N., & Zhou, G. (2015, March 19). Targeted and non-targeted effects of ionizing radiation. Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1687850715000333.

this article talked about the effects that ionizing radiation has on the cells. It also talks about the differences between targeted and non-targeted effects. this addresses my topic by answering the research question about the impact that radiation can have on cells above a threshold or over a long period 

Hakeem, K., Sabir, M., Ozturk, M., & Mermut, A. R. (2014, August 29). Soil Remediation and Plants. Google Books. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=FmdzAwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA207&dq=radioactive%2Bwastes%2BAND%2Benvironment&ots=-azMrMYdBm&sig=EPl7mxteDwqjFMt1Gs5Evfj-lsE#v=onepage&q=radioactive%20wastes%20AND%20environment&f=false.

this book talks about methods used for cleaning radioactive metals from soil and water with plants. Also, which of these methods are useful and which are in their experimental phase. This addresses my topic by answering the steps taking for radioactive waste treatment methods. 

Kautsky, U., Saetre, P., Berglund, S., Jaeschke, B., Nordén, S., Brandefelt, J., Keesmann, S., Näslund, J.-O., & Andersson, E. (2015, July 14). The impact of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste on humans and the environment over the next one hundred thousand years. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0265931X15300370.

this was a survey done to see the effects an undergrown repository would have on the environment over the next hundred thousand years if it were leaking. This addresses my topic by answering about how radioactive waste could enter the environment 

Orsini, A., & Kavvatha, E. (2020, September 13). EU Environmental Governance. Google Books. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=WyfxDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT88&dq=radioactive%2Bwaste%2Bclassification%2Bin%2Beurope&ots=_IMJZQEJZs&sig=YQwxus9SOAE0k_O8SZMPp1tMpVU#v=onepage&q=radioactive%20waste%20classification%20in%20europe&f=false.

this book talked about the European Union regulations and rules about radioactive waste. It also talked about rules for storage and treatment method. This addresses my topic by talking about some regulations in place worldwide and some steps are taken to. 

Pusch, R., Yong, R. N., & Nakano, M. (2017, April 7). Geologic Disposal of Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste. Google Books. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=mPGfDgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=radioactive%2Bwaste%2Bclassification%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bunited%2Bstates&ots=rX0HMCrXLo&sig=LnRlnYZi_ionBeqPod3h0c_JtuQ#v=onepage&q=radioactive%20waste%20classification%20in%20the%20united%20states&f=false.

this book talks about the standard regulations and rules for the disposal of low radioactive waste. It also talks about how a site is located for removal. This addresses my topic by talking about some regulations that are in place.

Pusch, R., Yong, R. N., & Nakano, M. (2018, August 6). Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste. Google Books. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=couADwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=radioactive%2Bwaste%2Bclassification%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bunited%2Bstates&ots=BtV64dWqc6&sig=vpdSJWOgbieAIhBov7-Sen9NQ5w#v=onepage&q&f=false.

this book talks about the standard regulations and rules for the disposal of highly radioactive waste. It also talks about how a site is located for disposal. This addresses my topic by answering the steps taking for disposal for radioactive waste. 

Rahman, R. O. A., Ibrahium, H. A., & Hung, Y.-T. (2011, May 12). Liquid Radioactive Wastes Treatment: A Review. MDPI. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/3/2/551/htm.

this article was a review of liquid radioactive wastes sources and handling. It talked about treatment methods use and where it comes from.  This addresses my topic by answering the steps taking for radioactive waste management and treatment. 

tontl, kresimir, Pevec, D., Jakic, I., & matijevic, mario. (2019, July 19). Radioactive waste management in Croatia - public opinion, legal framework, and policy. Energy Policy. https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.library.skagit.edu/science/article/pii/S0301421520305231?via%3Dihub.

this article talked about a survey that was done to see what people think about radioactive waste. It also questions their knowledge about the subject. This addresses my topic by showing how unpopular radioactive waste management is and the lack of common knowledge. 

United States of America . (2005). NATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGEMENT AND REGULATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND DECOMMISSIONING. RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND DECOMMISSIONING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. https://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/profiles/US_report_web.pdf.

this article talked about the organizations responsible for regulating radioactive waste in the USA. Also, the standers set by the government. This addresses my topic by talking about the organization of radioactive management in the USA.  

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