Borehole “disposal”. There are 100 boreholes being drilled right now between Sellafield and the pretty village of Beckermet supposedly for “Moorside”
USA Energy secretary: Some Hanford waste might go down deep boreholes!
Cesium and strontium capsules are stored underwater in central Hanford. US Dept of Energy
The cesium and strontium capsules stored at Hanford might be disposed of sooner if a demonstration project proposed for deep borehole disposal of radioactive waste is successful.
Hanford has 1,936 capsules filled with strontium and cesium removed from the high-level waste tanks at Hanford in 1972 to reduce the temperature of the waste inside those tanks.
The capsules, which contain about a third of the total radioactivity at Hanford, are stored in an underwater pool in central part of the reservation. They had been planned to be sent to a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., before the Obama administration stopped work on that facility.
Now a permanent federal repository for high-level waste is not expected to be available before 2048, but some DOE officials…
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