The Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, one of the oldest nuclear plants in the country and the subject of heated battles over the decades, will close late next year. This would leave the US with 99 operating reactors. Four reactors in Georgia and South Carolina are under construction, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finishing a fifth in Tennessee. But the industry is in a period of rapid decline.
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Into Eternity is a feature documentary film by Danish director Michael Madsen, released in 2010. It follows the plan to construct Onkalo Waste Repository deep underground, designed to last 100,000 years, at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.
Southern California residents are right to worry about the storage of “spent” fuel-rods at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), as Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi melts-thru to who knows where. To what horrific end, no one can predict.
Four of six Fukushima nuclear reactor sites are irradiating the earth. Fire burns out of control at Reactor No. 4’s pool of spent nuclear fuel, with six spent fuel pools at risk, all sites too hot to deal with.