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More powerful guns may guard spent nuclear fuel via fuel fix

LIMERICK, Pa. — Machine guns may be coming to a nuclear plant near you. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a rule that would allow security guards to wield machine guns and “enhanced weapons” to guard spent fuel rods being … Continue reading

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Used Nuclear Fuel in Storage (US, 2011) via the Nuclear Energy Institute

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Editorial: Japan must earnestly take up issue of spent nuclear fuel disposal via The Mainichi

For half a century, Japan has stuck to a “nuclear fuel cycle” policy under which all spent nuclear fuel from the nation’s nuclear power plants was to be reprocessed and used again in nuclear reactors. However, no efforts have been … Continue reading

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Got plutonium? Bury it via Ars Technica

Plutonium can be used to make nuclear bombs. But it can also be recycled and used as a fuel in nuclear reactors. According to the authors of a Nature editorial, the UK—which has the largest civilian stockpile of plutonium, around 90 tons—should … Continue reading

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Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the U.S. via the Institute for Policy Studies

By Robert Alvarez The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than the molten cores. […] As more information is made available, we now know … Continue reading

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Nuclear fuel storage to be commissioned in East Siberia via The Voice of Russia

A newly constructed storage near Krasnoyarsk, East Siberia, is ready to take the first consignment of spent nuclear fuel in January. Russia spent 16 billion rubles or 500 million U.S. dollars to construct the facility, which has been commissioned recently. … Continue reading

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