What to do with nuclear waste – Spent Fuel Pools Stocked – Dry Casks Expensive

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  • Most of the almost 70,000 tons of spent U.S. nuclear fuel stored in deep pools of water
  • Many other countries in similar situation
  • No permanent storage available
  • Companies reluctant to spend money on dry cask storage
  • Estimated $3 to $5 billion to transfer all overcrowded spent fuel to dry casks
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