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Lesson 7 - Waste from Nuclear Power Plants

This lesson takes a look at the waste from electricity production at nuclear power plants. It considers the different types of waste generated, as well as how we deal with each type of waste.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Nuclear Waste
    • Some radioactive
  • Types of radioactive waste
    • Low-level waste
    • High-level waste
  • Disposal and storage
    • Low-level waste disposal
    • Spent fuel storage
    • Waste isolation
  • Reprocessing
  • Decommissioning