US nuclear waste may have temporary home

Kramer, David
May 2015
Physics Today;May2015, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p26
Academic Journal
The article discusses the decision of the U.S. government to hasten the disposal of defense waste by separating the disposal of highly radioactive waste from nuclear weapons waste and commercial spent fuel. Topics discussed include the burying of strontium and cesium in boreholes, the advantage of a consent-based community approach in the storage of nuclear fuel, and the bipartisan legislation on the construction of disposal facilities for defense-wastes and creation of a waste agency.


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