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Nuclear Back-end and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal

Beyond the Fukushima Accident

Editors: Nakajima, Ken (Ed.)

  • Presents state-of-the-art technologies to resolve nuclear back-end issues
  • Includes policies for the nuclear fuel cycle after the Fukushima accident
  • Proposes a variety of nuclear reactor systems for future development
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This book covers essential aspects of transmutation technologies, highlighting especially the advances in Japan. The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) has caused us to focus attention on a large amount of spent nuclear fuels stored in NPPs. In addition, public anxiety regarding the treatment and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes that require long-term control is growing. The Japanese policy on the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle is still unpredictable in the aftermath of the accident. Therefore, research and development for enhancing the safety of various processes involved in nuclear energy production are being actively pursued worldwide. In particular, nuclear transmutation technology has been drawing significant attention after the accident.

This publication is timely with the following highlights: 1) Development of accelerator-driven systems (ADSs), which is a brand-new reactor concept for transmutation of highly radioactive wastes; 2) Nuclear reactor systems from the point of view of the nuclear fuel cycle. How to reduce nuclear wastes or how to treat them including the debris from TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power stations is discussed; and 3) Environmental radioactivity, radioactive waste treatment and geological disposal policy.

State-of-the-art technologies for overall back-end issues of the nuclear fuel cycle as well as the technologies of transmutation are presented here. The chapter authors are actively involved in the development of ADSs and transmutation-related technologies. The future of the back-end issues in Japan is very uncertain after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP and this book provides an opportunity for readers to consider the future direction of those issues.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Nuclear Transmutation of Long-Lived Nuclides with Laser Compton Scattering: Quantitative Analysis by Theoretical Approach

    Takai, Shizuka (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Recent Progress in Research and Development in Neutron Resonance Densitometry (NRD) for Quantification of Nuclear Materials in Particle-Like Debris

    Koizumi, M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Development of Nondestructive Assay to Fuel Debris of Fukushima Daiichi NPP (1): Experimental Validation for the Application of a Self-Indication Method

    Hori, Jun-ichi (et al.)

    Pages 21-29

  • Development of Nondestructive Assay of Fuel Debris of Fukushima Daiichi NPP (2): Numerical Validation for the Application of a Self-Indication Method

    Sano, Tadafumi (et al.)

    Pages 31-37

  • Precise Measurements of Neutron Capture Cross Sections for LLFPs and MAs

    Nakamura, S. (et al.)

    Pages 39-46

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55111-9
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56268-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Back-end and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Fukushima Accident
Editors
  • Ken Nakajima
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55111-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55111-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55110-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56268-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 341
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 129 illustrations in colour
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