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The long-lasting unsolved problem of Three Mile Island’s radioactive trash

Where will the nuclear waste go after Three Mile Island shuts down? The Inquirer, by Andrew Maykuth, April 14, 2019  After the infamous Three Mile Island nuclear accident 40 years ago, most of the reactor’s partially melted uranium fuel was hauled away to the Idaho National Lab, where the radioactive waste now slowly decays in steel and concrete containers, awaiting long-term disposal.

April 18, 2019 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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  1. Holtec International will probably acquire the decommissioning license from Exelon and transfer the unused (spent) nuclear fuel rods to their future storage site in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The low level radioactive building materials will probably end up in Andrews, Texas. This is a billion dollar project paid for by the rate payers of nuclear produced electricity the last few decades.

    Comment by Martin Kral | April 23, 2019 | Reply

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