Spent fuel has a toxic legacy

Courier-Journal: The most urgent focus of Japan's worsening nuclear crisis is the threat from radioactive fuel that has already been used in the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and awaits disposal. In the United States, the nuclear industry has amassed 70,000 tons of such potentially deadly waste material -- with nowhere to put it. U.S. officials' increasingly dire assessment of the situation in Japan stems largely from the fact that spent fuel rods -- which were stored in pools of water to keep them cool -- have apparently......

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