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Calls Grow for Spent Nuclear Fuel to Be Stored More Securely via New York Times

A Safe Nuclear Crypt

Published: July 5, 2011
MARSEILLES, Ill. — Watching intently as a huge white steel container surfaced from a 42-foot-deep canal, workers set upon it with long-handled tools, like sailors wrestling a flailing whale to the deck of a ship.

Yet this catch was far more menacing: 57,000 pounds of spent nuclear fuel at the LaSalle nuclear plant here, stored for decades in a pool and, if unshielded, powerful enough to deliver a lethal dose of radiation within seconds.

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  1. yukimiyamotodepaul says

    “Safe nuclear plants” or “Safer Spent Nuclear Fuel”…. sound quite oxymoronic to me…

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