What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It?

Program Summary

Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power. Ideally it would be stored safely underground, indefinitely. Until we develop such storage facilities, it can be stored in casks above ground for perhaps 100 years.

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