TITLE

LINGERING HAZARDS OF NUCLEAR WASTE

AUTHOR(S)
Drey, Kay
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;1/29/2009, Issue 996, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how nuclear wastes are having an adverse impact on the environment. It is stated that at the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri, more than 99% of Missouri's radioactive waste is generated, of which some of the "low-level" wastes are so harmful that they are handled by remote-control equipment. The only "high-level" radioactive waste is the irradiated fuel rods themselves. Some particulate and gaseous wastes leak out of Callaway's 50,000 fissioning fuel rods.
ACCESSION #
37270292

 

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