Storing nuclear waste can be done. What are the design requirements for a workable storage method? Better than “stick it in the ground and hope we’re safe”…
What To Do With Nuclear Waste? In the right type of reactor, you can Fission it, instead of storing it. We operated one for 5 years, and it works. Lower environmental impact than almost any other energy source.
Existing technology can eliminate nuclear waste, if we build what has been demonstrated. No technological breakthroughs needed (but regulatory miracle needed), to have a safer and less expensive reactor eliminate long-term nuclear waste.
Can Use LFTRs to Consume Nuclear Waste. Instead of Yucca Mountain storage, completely fission the radioactive materials in spent fuel rods, depleted uranium from fuel rod assembly, and nuclear weapons. LFTRs fission over 99% of their fuel.
No Long-Term Toxic Waste Storage from a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor. All long-lived waste that solid-fueled reactors generate, would stay in the LFTR until completely fissioned — instead of 250 tons of waste from a PWR to store for thousands of years, store 0.17 ton for 350 years.