This analytical document is the first comprehensive comparative assessment of the numerous issues involved in geological disposal, ranging from geology, environmental issues, risk assessment and costs to legal, public acceptance and psychological perspectives.
Many IAEA Member States face the dilemma in the formulation of their national energy strategies whether to continue relying on fossil fuels or to introduce/expand nuclear energy. Geological disposal is explored in many countries as the appropriate way to isolate the resulting wastes (carbon dioxide and radioactive waste) from the biosphere.
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Topics: Energy, Chemicals and Waste, COP22 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2011