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What About The Spent Fuel?

January 1, 2002 · · Originally published in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Until recently, concerns about attacks on nuclear power plants focused mainly on the vulnerability of reactors. Spent fuel ponds may be even more difficult to safeguard.

In this 2002 article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Robert Alvarez warned about the dangers posed by the practice of indefinitely leaving spent fuel rods in nuclear reactors. Nine years later, as workers at the Fukushima Nuclear site in Japan attempt to control the damage caused to the plant after last week's massive earthquake and tsunami, his article is more timely than ever. Click here for the full article.

2002 Article by Robert Alvarez

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