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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


Tepco starts removing cover for Fukushima reactor -- NHK World via Fukushima Update

” via NHK World / May 15, 2015 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began work on Friday morning to dismantle the cover of the No.1 reactor building. 201 more words

Fukushima Daiichi

Dry Cask Storage – The Basics

Michele Sampson
Chief, Spent Fuel Licensing Branch
Division of Spent Fuel Management

You may have read our recent Science 101 posts in which we explained the basics of nuclear fuel and what happens when it is taken out of the reactor. 695 more words


Science 101 – What is Nuclear Fuel?

Kevin Heller
Reactor Systems Engineer, Division of Safety Systems

In earlier Science 101 posts, we told you about nuclear chain reactions and how they are used to… 489 more words

Nuclear Power Plants

Inspector General Report on Spent Fuel Pools Makes Recommendations To Improve Oversight

Stephen Dingbaum
Assistant Inspector General for Audits

An Office of the Inspector General audit regarding the NRC’s oversight of spent fuel pools is now available… 293 more words


The Yucca Mountain Safety Evaluation Report: One Step of a Long Journey

David McIntyre
Public Affairs Officer

The NRC staff has now completed its safety evaluation report (SER) on the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain… 466 more words


Another county heard from: West Texas county wants to store high-level nuclear waste

The New York Times reported Thursday:

Loving County is big, dry and stretches for miles, and is the perfect place, local officials say, to store high-level radioactive waste. 758 more words