Make haste on waste

Lee, Andrew
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/29/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7671, p9
The article reports that the nuclear waste forum has requested for action over Great Britain's long-term radioactive stockpile. A conference in London, England called to discuss progress in the immobilisation and storage of waste, was told that nations around the world are now actively exploring suitable sites for a deep-storage facility capable of safely entombing the most hazardous material for tens of thousands of years. The experts' comments echo recent criticism by the House of Lords science and technology committee, which said inability to decide on a storage strategy was clouding the entire debate over the future role of nuclear power in the country.


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