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. Although nuclear processes offer the potential for an abundant source of energy, no nuclear power plants have been built in the United States for some time. In addition to the fear of a malfunction in such a plant (as happened at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania) or the threat of a terrorist attack against such a plant, there is the very practical problem of the regular disposal of the waste material from a nuclear power plant. Discuss some of the problems associated with nuclear waste and some of the proposals that have been put forth for its disposal.

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Interpretation:

Interpret the problems appear from nuclear waste and method of nuclear waste disposal.

Concept Introduction:

Nuclear wastes are the waste generated from the nuclear plant containing radioactive nuclide such as uranium, neptunium or americium etc.

Due to the emission of radiations from this waste various problems appears which may results in various diseases. Several methods of nuclear waste disposal are also present to safely control the damages from nuclear waste.

Explanation

The nuclear waste mostly contains U-234, Np-237, Am-241 and the products which emits beta or gamma radiations.

Parathyroid adenoma in which swelling of the thyroid glands takes place due to the development of tumor. Brain haemorrhage also appears due to the presence of an individual in surrounding of nuclear reactor. Certain tumor and skin problems may also appear from the emitted radiation from nuclear wastes...

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