Bill calls for dry storage of spent nuke reactor fuel rods | CapeCodOnline.com

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., joined fellow Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Tuesday in filing three bills to improve safety and security at decommissioned nuclear reactors, and to ensure safe storage of spent fuel rods at sites across the country.When spent fuel is removed from an electricity-producing reactor, it gives off heat and radiation for several years. The fuel assemblies must be placed into pools for five to seven years to cool, but frequently they remain there for a much longer time.

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