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Dry Cask 101 – Radiation Shielding

Drew Barto
Senior Nuclear Engineer

We’ve talked before about how the uranium in nuclear fuel undergoes fission during reactor operations. The fission process turns uranium into a number of other elements, many of which are radioactive. 407 more words

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Herb Anderson's "Live Block" of the Chicago Pile

They don’t give out spent nuclear fuel as a memento anymore.  But on the tenth anniversary of the first nuclear reactor (the Chicago Pile) going critical, pile physicist… 1,800 more words

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Government neglects nuclear waste

The Koeberg nuclear plant near Cape Town requires about thirty tons of uranium fuel per year.  Unlike a fuel such as coal, this uranium is not burnt up.   965 more words

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A Bit of NRC Myth Busting -- Part II

Eric Stahl
Acting Public Affairs Officer

 As we said in yesterday’s Part I, we’ve taken a few of the interesting comments we’ve received on our… 404 more words

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A Bit of NRC Myth Busting -- Part I

Eric Stahl
Acting Public Affairs Officer

We’ve taken a few of the interesting comments we’ve received on our Facebook page and posed them to our experts for their take on the question, suggestion or assertion. 391 more words

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WCS Sends NRC Interim Storage Application

Mark Lombard
Director, Division of Spent Fuel Management

You may have heard that the NRC has received an application today for a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. 784 more words

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Dry Cask 101 – Criticality Safety

Drew Barto
Senior Nuclear Engineer

In earlier Science 101 posts, we told you about how nuclear chain reactions are used to generate electricity in reactors… 593 more words

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