Flipping the Script on Nuclear Waste: Why We Need Nuclear Energy Innovation

Flipping the Script on Nuclear Waste: Why We Need Nuclear Energy Innovation

by Alan Ahn  Spent nuclear fuel, although commonly considered “waste,” contains untapped energy that can be accessed through advanced technologies that are rapidly coming to the fore. These innovations can thus revolutionize how we view nuclear waste, thereby addressing the political issues that have hindered how we manage it. THE WASTE “ISSUE” Even as innovators […]

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposes to Allow Some Nuclear Waste Disposal in Landfills

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposes to Allow Some Nuclear Waste Disposal in Landfills

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to loosen restrictions on the disposal of the waste from nuclear power plants to allow municipal landfills to take it, thus lowering costs for the aging nuclear plants.

Why This Matters:  Who wants nuclear waste in their municipal landfill?

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