How Do You Clean Up After a Nuclear Disaster?
Many of these workers are exposed to radiation levels that are much higher than the top-tier employees. The Citizens’ Nuclear ... the full clean-up will take 30 t 40 years. Where do you put radioactive materials, ranging from spent fuel rods to ...
What to do with spent nuclear waste
This means that spent fuel rods ... take us where we don’t want to go. Peter Storck, Southampton The excellent exposition by John Spears on the logical and passionate sides for and against deep geological repositories (DGRs) of low- to high-level nuclear ...
Report: 'Unacceptable threat' from spent-fuel pools at US nuclear power plants
Spent nuclear fuel stored in water-filled pools at many nuclear reactor sites in the US far surpasses in volume and radioactivity the ... to pump water to cool the fuel rods, as well as to maintain a high water level to prevent radiation from escaping.
Spent fuel top risk at N.E. nuclear plants
While the NRC insists the practice is safe, stuffing spent-fuel pools to their limit is inherently dangerous, many scientists and engineers say. They warn the sheer volume of radioactivity ... would take the spent-fuel rods that result from nuclear fission ...
Legacy of America’s nuclear power plants — spent fuel and no place to put it
During a phone interview with the Reformer, Moniz said his department is focused on developing a way to take ... of nuclear waste. The pilot facility would be used “to demonstrate the safe transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive ...