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
What ever happended to the “PAWDS” (Plasma Arc Waste Disposal System)!/? Wasn’t that what it was Constructed For…
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...
Allison Macfarlane is a professor of Science Policy and International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and director of the Institute for I...
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