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Radioactive waste disposal; Nuclear power plants--Environmental aspects; Radiation--Safety regulations--United States


A combination of several economic factors, together with growing concern about air pollution associated with conventional, fossil-fuel electric generating facilities, hos contributed to the increase in size and number of nuclear-powered plants. Although these nuclear plants are "clean" from the standpoint of conventional air pollutants, they must dispose of thermal and radioactive wastes. This paper outlines the sources and quantities of these wastes, based on technical data for the boiling-water reactor proposed for Monticello, Minnesota.

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