TITLE

Nuclear waste shipments halted in Europe

AUTHOR(S)
Feder, Toni
PUB. DATE
July 1998
SOURCE
Physics Today;Jul98, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that shipments of nuclear waste was stopped in Europe due to the discovery that the shipping containers and their transport vehicles were contaminated. Details on this contamination; Reaction of government officials in countries who had the largest amount of contaminated shipments; Comments from Catherin Tissot-Colle of Transnucleaire company; Need for an assessment of the risks of exposure to this radiation; Criteria needed to be met before any other shipments are resumed.
ACCESSION #
813238

 

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