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9 September 2019 Waste Management Strategy for the Nuclear Energy Cycle: Evidence from Coastal Nuclear Power Plants
Jie Liu, Fangxin Wei
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Liu, J. and Wei, F., 2019. Waste management strategy for the nuclear energy cycle: Evidence from coastal nuclear power plants. In: Gong, D.; Zhu, H., and Liu, R.(eds.), Selected Topics in Coastal Research: Engineering, Industry, Economy, and Sustainable Development. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 94, pp. 73–77. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

The problems occurred in management of solid radioactive waste from the front-end of Uranium fuel cycle and nuclear power plant built near costal has been discussed in detail in this paper. The management strategy for the solid radioactive waste from the front-end of Uranium fuel cycle is proposed after comparatively analyzing the characteristic of solid radioactive waste from the front-end of Uranium fuel cycle, NORM waste and Uranium mining waste. The present analysis indicates that radwaste management under present practicesfor coastal nuclear power plants (NPPs) has very low local and global impacts on health and environment. Nevertheless, improvements of the various processes, which lead to the release of radioactivity outside of nuclear facilities and radwaste packages, are always desirable. The main environmental impacts are induced by the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. In terms of society it is important that the proven or potential impacts of radioactive waste management on environment be brought to the public's attention in a transparent manner.

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Jie Liu and Fangxin Wei "Waste Management Strategy for the Nuclear Energy Cycle: Evidence from Coastal Nuclear Power Plants," Journal of Coastal Research 94(sp1), 73-77, (9 September 2019). https://doi.org/10.2112/SI94-013.1
Received: 20 January 2019; Accepted: 27 April 2019; Published: 9 September 2019
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coastal NPPs
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Nuclear energy
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