Advances in Global Change Research

Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: A Comparative Assessment

Editors: Toth, Ferenc L. (Ed.)

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  • - The first ever book presenting in-depth comparative assessments of the geological disposal of CO and radioactive waste
  • - Addresses a key issue in the choice faced by policymakers in many countries between fossil fuels with CO2 capture and disposal and nuclear power with radioactive waste disposal
  • - Presents a wide range of thematic and regional comparative assessments
  • - Presents the state of the art in the two areas and builds the comparative assessment on this solid basis
  •  - Written by leading experts in the two areas
  • - Presents a wide range of thematic and regional comparative assessments
  • - Presents the state of the art in the two areas and builds the comparative assessment on this solid basis
  •  - Written by leading experts in the two areas
  • - Presents the state of the art in the two areas and builds the comparative assessment on this solid basis
  •  - Written by leading experts in the two areas
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Fossil fuels will remain the backbone of the global energy economy for the foreseeable future. The contribution of nuclear energy to the global energy supply is also expected to increase. With the pressing need to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the fossil energy industry is exploring the possibility of carbon dioxide disposal in geological media.

Geological disposal has been studied for decades by the nuclear industry with a view to ensuring the safe containment of its wastes. Geological disposal of carbon dioxide and that of radioactive waste gives rise to many common concerns in domains ranging from geology to public acceptance. In this respect, comparative assessments reveal many similarities, ranging from the transformation of the geological environment and safety and monitoring concerns to regulatory, liability and public acceptance issues. However, there are profound differences on a broad range of issues as well, such as the quantities and hazardous features of the materials to be disposed of, the characteristics of the targeted geological media, the site engineering technologies involved and the timescales required for safe containment at the disposal location.

There are ample opportunities to learn from comparisons and to derive insights that will assist policymakers responsible for national energy strategies and international climate policies.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Comparing the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-20

    Toth, Ferenc L.

  • Geological Media and Factors for the Long-Term Emplacement and Isolation of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste

    Pages 23-79

    Bachu, Stefan (et al.)

  • Environmental Issues in the Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste

    Pages 81-102

    West, Julia M. (et al.)

  • Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Remediation for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Pages 103-122

    Maul, Philip

  • Monitoring Methods Used to Identify the Migration of Carbon Dioxide and Radionuclides in the Geosphere

    Pages 123-139

    Brunskill, Brian (et al.)

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eBook 212,93 €
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Hardcover 291,19 €
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Softcover 272,14 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: A Comparative Assessment
Editors
  • Ferenc L. Toth
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
IAEA, Vienna, Austria
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8712-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8712-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8711-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3543-9
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 621
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