Educational Programs at Penn State Breazeale Reactor—A Focus on Waste

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by Candace Davison, Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: Discussions about energy policy and issues focus on environmental impact of energy production and the generation of waste. When dealing specifically with nuclear energy, one of the major concerns is the solution to the 'waste problem'. Since there is no repository in the U.S. for the isolation of high-level radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants, questions and criticism arise concerning this issue. Education is the key to providing information about this issue to help develop a more technologically literate society. Several educational programs and approaches will be discussed including: Penn State University's programs for students and teachers, The U.S. Department of Energy curriculum materials - 'Science, Society and America's Nuclear Waste', the 'International Workshop on Education in the field of Radioactive Waste Management - at the crossroad of energy, science and environment', and the American Nuclear Science Teacher's Association.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Nuclear power | Power plants | Waste disposal | Engineering education | Waste treatment |

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