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GPS_2008_POWER_Nuclear_Waste_Policies_and_Prospects

Date

2008

Abstract

The major problem facing the growth of nuclear power in the U.S. is the waste produced. The goal of our project is to create an educational presentation for lawmakers regarding nuclear waste. The current US policy is to use permanent geologic repositories for storage of high level waste, waste that will be dangerous for many thousands of years, and use temporary underground burial for low level wastes, which normally decay in under a century. We recommend reprocessing the waste, where spent fuel is recycled and cleaned for reuse in reactors, and investing in developments in waste disposal technology such as LASER ablation. We also created a website which can train people across the country to give our presentation to others.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Nuclear Waste: Policies and Prospects


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