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Editorial: Nuclear waste too hot to handle

作者:充莅荔    发布时间:2019-03-02 11:04:02    

WHAT to do with highly radioactive waste is one of the big unsolved problems facing countries with nuclear reactors. The timescales are daunting, the science challenging and the politics intractable. Everyone who has seriously looked at how to dispose of this stuff reaches the same conclusion: put it down a deep hole (see “Bury waste, again”). In the US, tunnels under Yucca Mountain in Nevada are being readied to take waste from civil reactors. Deep repositories are also under investigation in 10 other countries,

 

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