Dry cask storage
After spent fuel rods have cooled off enough, they can be taken out of cooling pools for long-term storage. Because there are not central repositories for long-term spent fuel storage, utilities now store spent fuel at power plants. One method is encasing the rods in dry casks such as these.
March 10, 2012 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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