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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Existing radioactive waste disposal and proposal alternatives for storage
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Radioactive waste presents a unique problem, where it has to be handled with care to prevent radiation exposure for people, wildlife and contamination. Products from nuclear activities can be reprocessed to a certain degree, but a fair bit of the waste needs to be stored or disposed of in a safe manner. Options include storing in deep mountain chambers/caverns, under the sea floor or even sending it out into space.