Recent legislation requires that all states makes provisions for the disposal of their low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) by 1993. This comprehensive new reference on LLRW serves as an important step towards helping them comply with these strict regulations. Accessible to non-experts, "Low-Level Radioactive Waste" examines the sources of LLRW, the history of LLRW disposal, current management and disposal alternatives (including all of the latest technical methods), and future trends in waste disposal. It addresses the risks and "cradle to grave" liabilities associated with LLEW and how our society has responded to this increasing threat and related issues. Although the chapters are integrated, they can be read independently as essays with documentation on specific subtopics. In addition, an appendix contains an extensive glossary for non-technical readers, a question-and-answer section (useful to government agencies and private organizations involved in LLRW disposal). "Low-Level Radioactive Waste" should prove useful to professionals who must understand the nature and hazards of LLRW, especially to those individuals who are researching, evaluating or developing the multiple LLRW disposal sites that must be in place by 1993. This book should be of interest to professionals involved in environmental health, waste disposal.
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