TITLE

DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE: A PERSISTENT ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM

AUTHOR(S)
De Saillan, Charles
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Harvard Environmental Law Review;2010, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article assesses the problem of high-level radioactive waste from commercial nuclear power generation, emphasizing the legal and institutional frameworks established in different countries to address the issue. There are 104 commercial nuclear power reactors operating in the U.S., which supplied 19.7 percent of electric power in 2008. Great Britain has 19 reactors operating, which supplied 13.5 percent of its electric power in the same year. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, 44 reactors were under development in 14 countries.
ACCESSION #
52943829

 

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