Nuclear Matinee: Powering America – Managing Nuclear Waste

The nuclear energy industry is the only large-scale energy producer responsible for managing and storing (and paying for) all the wastes generated by the process [in contrast to, for example… dumping wastes into the atmosphere].

This short video takes viewers inside the system for handling spent nuclear fuel, and explores the option of recycling and reprocessing to aid in resolving the long term storage issue.

Thanks to The Heritage Foundation for the video. We also highly recommend the full documentary on America’s nuclear power industry at http://heritage.org/poweringamericafilm/.

3 Responses to Nuclear Matinee: Powering America – Managing Nuclear Waste

  1. Why manage it? Why not just stop producing it,

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    Because energy is needed for you to post comments like that one, as of right now. The majority of that energy comes from coal. Which puts greenhouse gases into our atmosphere that all