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HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

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French Equivalent: Déchets hautement radioactifs

Definition:
High—level radioactive waste is waste generated in the fuel cells of a nuclear reactor. It is typically stored at reactor sites and nuclear fuel reprocessing plants. In the absence of shielding, it represents a serious health threat.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001