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Need some help, 2nd Year project - nuclear power

  1. Nov 6, 2006 #1


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    Does anyone know where I can get some in depth info on the various forms of nuclear waste i.e the actual elements/isotopes, how they decay and their half lives etc.

    I'm in the process of writing my part of a group project (lucky me I got the nuclear waste bit !:cry: ) and although I can find info on the types of waste i.e high/low level etc, I'm having trouble locating any detailed info.

    Since this is a physics project I need to get as much physics into it as possible, not just high level explanations. So if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be really grateful.

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  3. Nov 7, 2006 #2


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    This should get one started.


    from http://www.chemcases.com/nuclear/nc-11.htm

    http://www.nucleartourist.com/systems/radwaste.htm - overview
    http://www.nucleartourist.com/basics/hlwaste.htm - some information out of date - but generally accurate


    http://fermat.nap.edu/openbook/030909688X/html/262.html - graph of HLW

    http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/chart/ - Chart of Nuclides
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  4. Nov 7, 2006 #3


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    That's great !!

    Thank you
  5. Nov 17, 2006 #4


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    you can also look into the hanford site which deals with radioactive waist, contamination and such. viper, and other programs. something like RAID responce team.
    sorry i dont have any references

    lol, i live by the hanford site.......
    its very conforting to know we have the most high-level radioactive waist within 50 miles of my home.............. great...........
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