Diffusion Science radio: Nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste storage

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This program was first broadcast in 2007, but the science is still valid, and the technology hasn't improved.
A Diffusion Science Nuclear Special. We look at the breakdown of

nuclear waste storage materials with time, and the problems

associated with cleanup of the Maralinga nuclear test site.

Dr Ian Farnan, University of Cambridge, talks to Charles Willock about

possibly significant errors in estimates of nuclear waste storage times.

Alan Parkinson, nuclear engineer, talks with Charles Willock about

the mishandling of nuclear waste at Maralinga.

Presented by: Emily Fearn

Panelled by: Celine Steinfeld

Produced by Charles Willock and Ian Woolf

assisted by Patrick Rubie


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