Radionuclides and Nuclear Waste

David M. Sherman, University of Bristol

This resource is a 9-page PDF document that is part of an environmental geochemistry course taught by Dr. David Sherman at the University of Bristol. Topics covered include uranium, strontium, radon, and cesium geochemistry, radioactive decay, sources and uses of nuclear fuel, actinide geochemistry, and the composition of and problems associated with nuclear waste. Informative diagrams accompany the text.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Course Type: Upper Level:Geochemistry
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:GeochemistryKeywords: U, Pb, Cs, Tc, Pu, Th, Rn