“. The idea that a civilization could sustain itself on such a transgression is an ethical, spiritual, and metaphysical monstrosity.”
Dry cask storage allows spent fuel that has already been cooled in the spent fuel pool for at least one year to be surrounded by inert gas inside a container called a cask.
Spent fuel is currently stored in dry cask systems at a growing number of power plants.
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"No degree of prosperity could justify the accumulation of large amounts of highly toxic substances which nobody knows how to make safe and which remain an incalculable danger to the whole of creation for historical or even geological ages. To do such a thing is a transgression against life itself, a transgression infinitely more serious than any crime perpetrated by man. The idea that a civilization could sustain itself on such a transgression is an ethical, spiritual, and metaphysical monstrosity. It means conducting the economical affairs of man as if people did not matter at all." -- E. F. Schumacher
And yet !!
"We are working hard to restart the American nuclear power industry," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said yesterday, calling it a key part of the nation's response to the climate threat. Feb 2 2010