Sunday, January 20, 2008

Nuclear revival rekindles waste concerns


Just what about this fucking problem is going over everyone's head?

No one knows what to do with spent nuclear fuel. The shit is radioactive for centuries and we have no idea where to store it. DUH!
Thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath this jutting tip of Normandy. Above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

The spent fuel, vitrified into blocks of black glass that will remain dangerous for thousands of years, is in "interim storage." Like nearly all the world's nuclear waste, it is still waiting for the long-term disposal solution that has eluded scientists and governments in the six decades since the atomic era began.

Via Yahoo News.

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