News FocusRETHINKING NUCLEAR POWER

Down to Earth: Lingering Nuclear Waste

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Science  19 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5738, pp. 1179
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5738.1179

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Summary

Few countries have a concrete plan for disposing of long-lived radioactive waste, but those that do are converging on the same idea: Dig a deep mine, store the material in robust containers, and rely on geology to keep it out of the biosphere for tens of thousands of years.