Nuclear Waste Disposal
Pros and Cons of using Nuclear Waste
About Nuclear Waste
Nuclear Waste is the intensely radioactive residue from nuclear fission. The fission process provides heat used to generate electricity in nuclear fueled power plants. For disposal, the waste is enclosed in very strong, corrosion-resistant, metallic containers and put in underground chambers. The whole system is engineered to contain the waste intact and undisturbed for thousands of years.
EPA settles an unsettling amount of reactive hazardous waste in Oregon
Oregon Metallurgical of Albany and TDY Industries of Millersburg have agreed to pay a combined $825,000 to resolve violations related to the improper storage and disposal of anhydrous magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride is a reactive hazardous waste that poses explosive threats.