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Sweden Approves Plan To Bury Spent Nuclear Fuel for 100,000 Years

Thursday January 27, 2022. 09:03 PM , from Slashdot
Sweden's government gave the go-ahead on Thursday for the building of a storage facility to keep the country's spent nuclear fuel safe for the next 100,000 years. From a report: What to do with nuclear waste has been a major headache since the world's first nuclear plants came on line in the 1950s and 1960s. The International Atomic Energy Agency estimates that there is around 370,000 tonnes of highly radioactive, spent nuclear fuel in temporary storage around the globe. 'Our generation must take responsibility for nuclear waste. This is the result of 40 years of research and it will be safe for 100,000 years,' Environment Minister Annika Strandhall told reporters at a news conference. 'The solution for the final storage of spent nuclear fuel - through that, we ensure that we can use our current nuclear power as a part of the transition to becoming the world's first fossil-free, developed nation.'

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