By Lindsay Krall, Allison Macfarlane, August 31, 2018
A schematic of TerraPower's Molten Chloride Fast Reactor
Why some advanced nuclear reactor technologies—funded for their supposed waste management benefits—will actually exacerbate spent fuel disposal issues.
Read more: Burning waste or playing with fire? Waste management considerations for non-traditional reactors
Issue: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 74 Issue 5
Keywords: High-level waste, geologic disposal, molten salt reactor, reprocessing, sodium-cooled fast reactor, spent fuel
Topics: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Risk
Lindsay Krall is a post-doctoral Macarthur fellow at the George Washington University Institute for International Science and Technology Policy. Her research focuses on policies for the back...
Chair of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board, Macfarlane was named to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu in February 2...
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