BURNETT AND STEVENSON: Lessons from Japan on nuclear waste

Safe storage solutions are available - if Congress will act

by H. Sterling Burnett and David T. Stevenson

Source: The Washington Times

The nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan, has shown, beyond a doubt, the time has come to deal with the United States’ supply of used nuclear fuel rods - commonly, but erroneously, called “waste.” The most immediate potential hazard in the Fukushima crisis stems from the loss of water cooling the plants stored spent fuel.

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