Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment

Radioactive Waste

Technical and Normative Aspects of its Disposal

Authors: Streffer, C., Gethmann, C.F., Kamp, G., Kröger, W., Rehbinder, E., Renn, O.

  • Provides an up-to-date informative basis to a highly controversial topic
  • Interdisciplinary approach: technical, biological, and political
  •  Comprehensive description of technical concepts and the legal situation in different countries
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Radioactive waste (above all highly radioactive wastes from nuclear installations) caused by research, medicine and technology must be disposed of safely. However both the strategies disputed for the disposal of radioactive waste as well as concrete proposals for choosing a location for final waste disposal are highly debatable.

An appropriate disposal must conform to both complex, technical requirements and fulfill the radio-biological conditions to appropriately protect man and nature. Ethical, legal and social conditions must also be considered. An interdisciplinary team from various, relevant fields compiled the current status-quo and developed criteria and strategies, which on the one hand meet the requirements of optimal warning and prevention of risk for present and future generations, and additionally on the other hand meet the needs of what current society agrees what is expected to be allowed.

This study can be understood as an advanced and continuing contribution to the corresponding scientific specialized debates, due to its interdisciplinary treatment. At the same time it serves as a fundamentally informing contribution to public and political debates, offering an easily comprehensible executive summary and precise content recommendations.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Zusammenfassung

    Streffer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 11-33

  • Schlussfolgerungen und Empfehlungen

    Streffer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 34-55

  • Executive summary

    Streffer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

  • Conclusions and recommendations

    Streffer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 87-107

  • Waste management strategies and disposal design

    Streffer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 111-199

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radioactive Waste
Book Subtitle
Technical and Normative Aspects of its Disposal
Authors
Series Title
Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22925-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22925-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22924-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42737-4
Series ISSN
1860-4803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 466
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