TITLE

It Is 5 Minutes To Midnight

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how the U.S. government manage to dispose the nuclear waste left since the closure of Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1982. Nuclear waste policies and acts have been initiated to address the problem including the 1954 Atomic Energy Act, 1957 Price-Anderson Act and 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act, however, it turned out to be a failure. Chemical reprocessing of spent fuel and burner reactor technologies to reduce the volume of nuclear waste was carried out but the Congress limited its funding for it only delays the waste to be permanently disposed. The development of a comprehensive, near-term plan with emphasis on the licensing of Yucca Mountain repository is also being set up by nuclear industries in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
34043145

 

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