Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2000.
Trade Paperback. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #7588
Library stamps/marks/labels, light cover curl, otherwise light wear. Solid oversize trade paperback.; Given its potential significance for public health and the environment, the impact of radioactive releases during important steps of nuclear energy production must be considered when selecting among different fuel cycles. With this in mind, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has undertaken a comparative study of the radiological impacts of two main fuel cycle options: one with and one without reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. The study compares the respective impacts of the two options based on generic models and assumptions as well as actual data. It concludes that the difference between them is not significant. A wealth of recent data assembled and evaluated by an international expert geam is provided in annex. Contents: ForewordExecutive Summary; 1. Scope of the Study; 2. the Principles of Radiological Protection; 3. Fuel Cycle Facilities and Radioactive Discharges; 4. Dose Estimation for Workers; 5. Methodology for Generic Dose Assessment; 6. Dose Estimation for the Public; 7. Conclusions; Members of the Expert Group; Bibliography; Annex A. Technical, Site-Specific Information; Annex B. Generic Dose Assessment of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle; Annex C. Glossary and Conversion Factors. ; Radiation Protection; Ex-Library; 124 pages.