Nuclear Waste

Nuclear waste refers to the fission products of a nuclear reactor.

The image below shows the possible products, coloured by the likelihood that they will be produced.

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This graph shows the toxicity of nuclear waste (in Sievert as a function of time:

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Implications

If the USA was powered entirely by nuclear energy, each person would be responsible for ~40g of nuclear waste per year.

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