nuclear waste

World’s 250,000-Ton Nuclear Waste Stockpiles a ‘Global Crisis’

World’s 250,000-Ton Nuclear Waste Stockpiles a ‘Global Crisis’

A new study commissioned by Greenpeace warns that world’s ever-growing mountains of nuclear waste is a “global crisis,” as these spent fuels can remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years. The 100-page analysis is an overview of nuclear waste storage facilities in seven countries: France, the U.S., Belgium, Japan, Sweden, Finland and Britain. Several of […]

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    Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility

    Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility

    For the past 15 years, Ontario Power Generation—one of the largest producers of electricity in North America—has been working to obtain approval from the Canadian government to build an underground repository near the Great Lakes to store its nuclear waste. As the approval process for the Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) nears an end, some concerned […]