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nuclear waste:

see radioactive wasteradioactive waste,
material containing the unusable radioactive byproducts of the scientific, military, and industrial applications of nuclear energy. Since its radioactivity presents a serious health hazard (see radiation sickness), disposing of such material is a great problem.
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Regardless of the future of nuclear power in the United States, a permanent site is needed to safely store nuclear waste.
Professor Hasan Saygyn of ystanbul Aydyn University, confirming the contamination caused by nuclear waste buried in Isparta and its surroundings, stated that the people were victims of the gap between legal regulations and practices regarding the disposal of toxic waste.
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Japan plans to bury about 40,000 vessels of vitrified high-level nuclear wastes into the permanent disposal site.
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If the Government want people to be confident about the safety of nuclear energy and the disposal of nuclear waste, it is now time to appoint a truly independent, democratically accountable body to oversee the whole process.
All of us in the Inland Empire will be safer if shipments of nuclear waste are not traveling through our communities on local highways or railroad tracks,'' said Democrat Rep.
Moreover, the government wants to put nuclear waste into the abandon mines of Atikokan.
My Government strongly disputes that we have any 'obligation' to store Australia's nuclear waste, especially as we produce less than one percent of it.
Freightmaster magazine contains sensitive information about trains transporting nuclear waste from Wylfa power station, sparking fears it could be used by terrorists in an attack.
With over 400 nuclear reactors now providing 16 percent of the world's electricity and more than 30 new reactors in construction, nuclear waste is accumulating rapidly.

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