TY - CHAP A1 - Donald M. Reeves A2 - Rishi Parashar A3 - Yong Zhang ED1 - Rehab Abdel Rahman Y1 - 2012-04-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Hydrogeologic Characterization of Fractured Rock Masses Intended for Disposal of Radioactive Waste N2 - The safe management of nuclear and radioactive wastes is a subject that has recently received considerable recognition due to the huge volume of accumulative wastes and the increased public awareness of the hazards of these wastes. This book aims to cover the practice and research efforts that are currently conducted to deal with the technical difficulties in different radioactive waste management activities and to introduce to the non-technical factors that can affect the management practice. The collective contribution of esteem international experts has covered the science and technology of different management activities. The authors have introduced to the management system, illustrate how old management practices and radioactive accident can affect the environment and summarize the knowledge gained from current management practice and results of research efforts for using some innovative technologies in both pre-disposal and disposal activities. BT - Radioactive Waste SP - Ch. 16 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33168 DO - 10.5772/33168 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-26 ER -