Novel Method for Radioactive Waste Disposal
Keywords:Magma , Plutonium, Nuclear Power, Plate Tectonics, Fauna and Flora, Radioactive Wastes
A remarkable method to treat radioactive wastes safely for fauna and flora is proposed. This method uses the plate tectonics to convey the radioactive wastes into magma flowing deep in the Earth. This method is believed to be extremely valuable for all creatures on the Earth: The plate tectonics tells us that the Earth is covered with many plates. At each of the boundaries between the two plates, one is gradually sinking, while the other is rising, and vice versa. The radioactive wastes may be buried in the sinking plate in terms of a remote-control robot equipped by a submarine probing for the deep-sea. In this novel method, it is critical to note that radioactive wastes will be brought into the magma with no artificial energy, even those speeds are quite slow, 0.1 m/year(say). Non the less, radioactive wastes must be naturally carried into the magma, which is a heated fluid flowing in the mantel. It is essential that the crews’ safety against the rays of radioactive wastes should be guaranteed.
Adams, R. (1995) Light Water Breeder Reactor. Atomic Energy Insights 1.
Beiser, A. (1963) Concepts of Modern Physics. McGraw-Hill, New York, pp.357.
Connor, S. (2011) New life for old idea that could dissolve our nuclear waste. The Independent. London.
Glazov, A.G., Leonov, V.N., V. V. Orlov, V.V., Sila-Novitskii, A,G., Smirnov, V.S. A. I. Filin, A.I., Tsikunov, V.S. (2007) Brest reactor and plant-site nuclear fuel cycle. Atomic Energy. 103 (1): 501–508. Doi:10.1007/s10512-007-0080-5.
Gulban, I., Laaksoharju, M.（１９９９） Uranium transport around the reactor zero at Okelobondo（Oklo）. Data evaluation with M3 and HYTEC, SKB Technical Report TR-99-36. Information on the Oklo natural reactor on the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company web site(www.skb.se).
Hiraoka, T., Sako, K., Takano, H., Ishii, T., Sato, M. (1991). A high-breeding fast reactor with fission product gas purge/tube-in-shell metallic fuel assemblies. Nuclear Technology 93, 305–329.
International Atomic Energy Agency (2017) Generic post-closure safety assessment for disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources in narrow diameter boreholes. IAEA-TECDOC-1824, IAEA, Vienna, pp.320.
International Atomic Energy Agency (2020a) Costing methods and funding schemes for radioactive waste disposal programs. Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-T-1.25, IAEA, Vienna, pp.75.
Ibid(2020b) Application of the graded approach to post-closure safely assessment for the disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources in boreholes. IAEA-TECDOC-1928, IAEA, Vienna, pp.158.
Ibid(2020c) Model regulations for borehole disposal facilities for radioactive waste. IAEA-TECDOC-1927, IAEA, Vienna, pp.48.
Karadbhuge, S.W. (2014) Radioactive waste management. Int. J. Eng. & Tech. Res. 2, 97-106
National Research Council U.S. (1992) Committee on Future Nuclear Power, Nuclear power: Technical and Institutional Options for the Future. National Academies Press, ISBN 0-309-04395-6
Pillai, S.R., Ramana, M.V. (2014) Breeder reactors: A possible connection between metal corrosion and sodium leaks. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 70 (3): 49–55. Doi:10.1177/0096340214531178.
Ramana, M.V., Schneider, M. (2010) It’s time to give up on breeder reactors. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Waltar, A.E., Reynolds, A.B (1981). Fast breeder reactors. New York: Pergamon Press. pp. 853. ISBN 978-0-08-025983-3.
Weinberg, A. M., Hammond, R.P. (1970). Limits to the use of energy. Am. Sci. 58, 412.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2020 takeo nakagawa, Ai Nakagawa
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.