NRC says nuclear waste can be safely stored 60 years beyond life of plant

Sep 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Nuclear

Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants can be safely stored for at least 60 years beyond the licensed life of any reactor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission decided today.

In final revisions to its “Waste Confidence regulation,” the NRC revised the number of storage years upward by 30 years, and asserts that “sufficient repository capacity will be available when necessary.”

via The Day – NRC says nuclear waste can be safely stored 60 years beyond life of plant | News from southeastern Connecticut.

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One Comment to “NRC says nuclear waste can be safely stored 60 years beyond life of plant”

  1. That’s comforting to know I’ll be long gone, while the responsibility of dealing with this mess has been handed out to a bunch of innocent future humans who will curse our recklessness as the douche bag generation!

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