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NRA pushing dry cask storage, not pools, for spent nuclear fuel

Japan’s nuclear watchdog will ease quake-related and other regulations on storing spent fuel to push the use of dry casks and reduce the dangers stemming from power failures at nuclear power plants. 425 more words

Japan

NRA pushing dry cask storage, not pools, for spent nuclear fuel

Japan’s nuclear watchdog will ease quake-related and other regulations on storing spent fuel to push the use of dry casks and reduce the dangers stemming from power failures at nuclear power plants. 425 more words

Japan

Dry Casks 101: What Do Robots Have to do With Dry Cask Storage?

Darrell Dunn
Materials Engineer

Cutting-edge robot technology is making it easier to inspect inside spent fuel dry cask storage systems.

You may remember from past blog posts that most spent fuel dry cask storage systems, or casks, consist of stainless steel canisters that are welded shut to safely contain the radioactive contents. 434 more words

Nuclear Power Plants

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

NRC

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

Projects

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

Government

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

NRC