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Unformatted text preview: High-level wastes= highly radioactive spent fuel About 100,000 tons of low-level waste (clothing) and about 36,000 tons of high-level (spent-fuel) waste in the US-London Dumping Convention (1972) forbids ocean dumping-For past 20 years, spent fuel assemblies have been stored in deep water-filled pools at the power plants. (Designed to be temporary) Radioactive Waste Management-Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982-US department of Energy announced plans to build a high-level waste repository near Yucca Mountain Nevada in 1987...
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- Spring '08