Greens: Move More U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel To Dry Storage

March 2011
Energy Daily;3/30/2011, Issue 61, p3
The article looks at the project of Union of Concerned Scientists concerning moving used U.S. nuclear fuel to dry storage areas. Union director David Lochbaum tells that cutting the used fuel in cooling ponds at nuclear reactors can enhance safety measures by cutting heat levels in plants. Lochbaum claims that the approach can limit the amount of radiation unleashed out of the plant, which will prevent a similar nuclear accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.


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