Radioactive Waste Management—An Educational Challenge

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by James S. Tulenko, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991

Abstract: University Radioactive Waste Management educational programs are being actively advanced by the educational support activities of the Offices of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) and Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE fellowship program formats of funding students and requiring a practical research experience (practicum) at a DOE site has helped to combine the academic process with a practical work experience. Support for faculty in these programs is augmenting the benefits of the fellowship programs. The many job opportunities and funding sources for students which currently exists in the radioactive waste management area are fueling an increase in academic programs seeking recognition of their radioactive waste management curriculums.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste management | Colleges and universities | Financing | Students | Curricula | Ecological restoration |

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