Discussion of nuclear power regularly leads to the issue of what to do with the waste created during power generation. One course of action many experts and scientists support is building geologic repositories where the dangerous, long-lived waste can be stored--for instance, inside of a mountain. Throughout the next year, the Bulletin's web-edition will present a country-by-country analysis of how certain nations are proceeding with the disposal of the waste produced by their nuclear power plants and reactors.
With Germany's political parties in disagreement about how to dispose of the country's high-level nuclear waste, its final disposition is in a state of gridlock.
Although early in the process, the Dutch government has begun to discuss what to do with its reprocessed nuclear waste.