Issue Date: July 20, 2015
Borehole Testing For Spent Nukes
The Department of Energy is investigating deep borehole storage as an alternative way to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and other radioactive waste. Deep borehole disposal consists of drilling 5,000 meters deep, putting waste canisters in the lower part of the borehole, and sealing the upper parts with bentonite—an absorbent clay—and concrete to prevent leakage. DOE . . .
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