Since the development of nuclear power, many different strategies for the minimisation and disposal of nuclear waste have been considered.
There are two types of nuclear waste: Fission product waste and actinide waste. Fission product waste is generally easier to manage, because it has relatively short half-lives. By contrast, actinide waste has much longer half-lives; disposal strategies usually envisage that it will have to be stored in purpose-built facilities for thousands of years. As a result,...
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