Title: Challenges of Nuclear Waste Management accompanying the Nuclear Renaissance in Developing Countries. With a Case Study of Zambia
Language: English
Authors: Haghi, Armita 
Qualification level: Diploma
Advisor: Chitumbo, Kaluba 
Issue Date: 2020
Number of Pages: 55
Qualification level: Diploma
Developing countries with growing populations and economies are experiencing an increasing demand in energy. Consequently, numerous developing countries are considering nuclear energy. Vendors from countries with long-term experience in nuclear power hereby offer financing. Several countries in Africa are experiencing a nuclear renaissance and are starting to explore options to increase the share in nuclear power, yet none of the plants emerging from such contractual arrangements with vendors have been commissioned so far. With a lack of experience, resources and labor force, it is important to examine if developing countries are ready for nuclear power programs and if they have the capacities to run the plant for its entire lifetime. This includes the management of radioactive waste, which is an issue that accompanies a nuclear power plant far beyond its productive lifetime and therefore affects many future generations. The aspect of radioactive waste management in relation to such contracts will be the focus of this paper.
Keywords: nuclear; waste management; Africa; spent fuel
URI: https://doi.org/10.34726/hss.2020.80651
DOI: 10.34726/hss.2020.80651
Library ID: AC15678478
Organisation: E017 - Continuing Education Center 
Publication Type: Thesis
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