The government doesn’t just want a community to accept the nation’s nuclear waste. The government wants a community to want that waste.
A city or town volunteering to serve as the nation’s nuke dump is a better alternative than having the government pick a place, according to a federal commission. A “consent-based” approach would reduce costs and inevitable delays stemming from a not-in-my-backyard fight, Bloomberg reports.
Energy officials argue for a new breed of reactors that run on recycled radioactive fuel
By Seth Fletcher
Posted 04.23.2007 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Later this year, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee hope to take a big step toward solving America's nuclear-waste woes. Pending clearance from the Department of Energy, they will demonstrate a new toxic-waste recycling process.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.