07 Jul '11, 3pm

Green: Haste vs. Delay on Nuclear Waste

Peter Wynn Thompson for The New York Times A dry cask containing spent fuel after its removal from a pool at the LaSalle nuclear power plant in Marseilles, Ill. As I noted in Wednesday’s paper , companies that operate nuclear reactors are increasingly turning to dry casks to store nuclear waste. That’s because their spent fuel pools are full. And some experts suggest that such casks should be used more widely to reduce the amount of fuel in the pools as a safety measure. The idea is that with less fuel, spread out more widely, total heat production will be lower; that way, if a cataclysm like a tsunami or earthquake were to strike, it would take longer to boil off the water that covers the fuel. But the utilities point out that safety concerns arise in moving the fuel to casks, too. The details, pro and con, get interesting. When the fuel is first taken out of the reactor,...

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