nuclear waste Archive

  • San Onofre Nuclear Plant, on the coast of California, is busy building a nuclear waste dump for 1,600 tons of spent fuel on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Most U.S. nuclear power facilities store highly radioactive waste in thin-walled canisters (mostly 1/2-inch thick) that both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) admit cannot be inspected (on the outside or inside), cannot be maintained, repaired, and can crack and leak in the short-term.

    San Onofre: Beachfront Leaky Nuclear Waste Facility Underway

    San Onofre Nuclear Plant, on the coast of California, is busy building a nuclear waste dump for 1,600 tons of spent fuel on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Most U.S. nuclear power facilities store highly radioactive waste in thin-walled canisters (mostly 1/2-inch thick) that both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) admit cannot be inspected (on the outside or inside), cannot be maintained, repaired, and can crack and leak in the short-term.

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  • The fate of a proposed nuclear waste facility near the Canadian shores of Lake Huron is left to the "democratic process" within a small Ontario nuke-dependent town, while failing to consult the 40 million people whose drinking water could be affected.

    Ontario: Nuclear Waste Repository Proposed for Great Lakes

    The fate of a proposed nuclear waste facility near the Canadian shores of Lake Huron is left to the "democratic process" within a small Ontario nuke-dependent town, while failing to consult the 40 million people whose drinking water could be affected.

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  • San Onofre’s nuclear reactors are permanently shut down. However, Southern California Edison has left tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste that will remain on site for decades, if not longer. San Onofre’s spent fuel contains 89 times the amount of radiation (Cesium-137) released from Chernobyl. What is being done to rectify this situation?

    Decommissioning San Onofre: Money Over Meltdown

    San Onofre’s nuclear reactors are permanently shut down. However, Southern California Edison has left tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste that will remain on site for decades, if not longer. San Onofre’s spent fuel contains 89 times the amount of radiation (Cesium-137) released from Chernobyl. What is being done to rectify this situation?

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  • The Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, one of the oldest nuclear plants in the country and the subject of heated battles over the decades, will close late next year. This would leave the US with 99 operating reactors. Four reactors in Georgia and South Carolina are under construction, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finishing a fifth in Tennessee. But the industry is in a period of rapid decline.

    Nuclear: Vermont Yankee to Close, 22 Fukushimas Still Threaten US

    The Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, one of the oldest nuclear plants in the country and the subject of heated battles over the decades, will close late next year. This would leave the US with 99 operating reactors. Four reactors in Georgia and South Carolina are under construction, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finishing a fifth in Tennessee. But the industry is in a period of rapid decline.

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  • Into Eternity is a feature documentary film by Danish director Michael Madsen, released in 2010. It follows the plan to construct Onkalo Waste Repository deep underground, designed to last 100,000 years, at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.

    Finland’s Nuclear Waste: 100,000 Years of Poison Into Eternity

    Into Eternity is a feature documentary film by Danish director Michael Madsen, released in 2010. It follows the plan to construct Onkalo Waste Repository deep underground, designed to last 100,000 years, at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.

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  • Four of six Fukushima nuclear reactor sites are irradiating the earth.  Fire burns out of control at Reactor No. 4's pool of spent nuclear fuel, with six spent fuel pools at risk, all sites too hot to deal with.

    Human Hubris Fuels Nuclear Catastrophe

    Four of six Fukushima nuclear reactor sites are irradiating the earth. Fire burns out of control at Reactor No. 4's pool of spent nuclear fuel, with six spent fuel pools at risk, all sites too hot to deal with.

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