The Effects Of Radioactive Wastes On The Environment, Human Health And Waterways Should A Leak From A Radioactive Waste Storage

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This scientific research will look at and discuss the effects on varies biological areas including the effect on the environment, human health and waterways should a leak from a radioactive waste storage occur. The significance of focusing on this particular area of science is that although in today’s world radioactive active waste is produce from usually a beneficial application it must monitored closely using strict management strategies which will also be analysed within this paper. Once these current strategies have been analysed and the effects of this radioactive waste has on the various biological areas is also analysed the conclusion will link these things together and form any alterations that may be needed to reduce
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When these particles decay an emission of radiation is produced in the form of charged particles and gamma rays, generally known as ionizing radiation. This ionized radiation has enough energy that during an interaction with an atom, it can remove tightly bound electrons from the orbit of an atom, causing the atom to become charged or ionized. The time it takes for an element to decay represents how much radiation is being emitted; if an element takes a long time to completely decay it is only emitting low levels of radiation. How much radiation is being emitted determines what management strategies need to be implied in order to manage this amount of radioactive waste from harming humans and the environment. So this scientific paper will look the effects of radioactive waste on the environment, humans and water, then research and imply any potential solutions to make radioactive waste more sustainable for the environment. [1] [2] [3] [11]

Current Management Strategies:
The current management strategies are based around ensuring that no significant environmental damage will occur over tens of thousands of years after the wastes have been disposed off. The three current principles for radioactive waste
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