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Spent Fuel

A Democratic Solution to the Problem of Nuclear Waste

David Ropeik | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
David Ropeik

To little notice, an advisory commission charged with figuring out a permanent solution for America's nuclear waste has issued a new approach for siting a waste repository that just might work.

The Nuclear Option: Waste Plan or a Wasteland?

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The storage pool failures at Fukushima are highly relevant to America. The United States currently has about 65,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel. More than two-thirds of that waste is stored in storage pools much like those at Fukushima.

Risk Of Radiation Release From Spent Fuel Is Greater In The U.S. Than Japan

Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

• The risk of a catastrophic release of radiation from an accident at a spent nuclear fuel pool is much higher in the United States than at Japan's ...