Nuclear Waste By Deandre Mosby

In terms of radioactivity, high-level waste is the major issue arising from the use of nuclear reactors to generate electricity. Highly radioactive fission products and also transoceanic elements are produced from uranium and plutonium during reactor operations and are contained within the used fuel.

Yucca Mountain Dangerous nuclear waste storage!

Plans to store the majority of our nation's spent nuclear fuel and other highly radioactive waste at a central repository underneath Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert 80 miles from Las Vegas were first hatched in the mid 1980s.

Radioactive Waste!

Low-level radioactive waste, such as contaminated gloves, can be disposed of in landfill sites. Higher level waste, which may be dangerously radioactive, is more difficult to dispose of. It can be reprocessed to extract nuclear fuel or encased in glass and left deep underground.

Plutonium most dangerous toxin

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials and Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials consist of materials, usually industrial wastes or by-products enriched with radioactive elements found in the environment, such as uranium, thorium and potassium and any of their decay

Fatal radiation

Ionizing radiation can be fatal for humans. This is a unit we use to measure radiation dosage. ... A dose of 100 rems will have probably cause some initial signs of radiation sickness, such as loss of white blood cells, nausea, vomiting, and headache.


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