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Waste & Health: Nuclear Spent Fuel & Homeland Security

There are real concerns about what to do with the high level waste, stored in fuel pools at reactor sites around the country. The most vulnerable fuel pool is at Mark 1 and 2 reactors. The Vermont Yankee fuel pool is located outside of a containment, suspended several stories in the air with only a metal roof. The National Academy of Sciences recommended in 2005 that filled to capacity fuel pools should be emptied and the waste moved to on site dry-cask storage. The NAS found that Mark 1 and 2 reactor fuel pools were the most vulnerable to terrorism as well as accidents. It is important that the fuel is moved to protect local communities and provide a greater assurance of safety.

Download Presentation: The Case for Robust Storage

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