US Nuclear waste dump plant marks 20 years
With tons of cold war era nuclear waste and decades of bomb making, US started this undergroung nuclear waste isolation program. The program has now successfully proved that radioactive waste could be safely disposed deep underground rendering less threat to the environment. However there had been minor accidents in the plant. A radiation leak in 2014 led to a 3 year closure.
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Energy • Environmental impact of nuclear power • Hazardous waste • High-level radioactive waste management • Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents • Nuclear history of the United States • Nuclear physics • Nuclear technology • Radioactive waste • Radioactive Waste Repository Authority • Radioactivity