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Gas buildup under Fukushima threatens hydrogen explosion, warn nuclear officials

By Benson: (NaturalNews) It is estimated that at least 130 storage containers holding radioactive waste at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan are now leaking, according to new reports. The result is a continuous hydrogen gas buildup that nuclear experts say could one day trigger a cascade of devastating explosions potentially unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Californium could provide a safer way to dispose of nuclear waste

Disposing nuclear waste is tricky business; governments today are unsure of how to properly manage and store the toxic byproducts. The radioactive waste just can't be scraped into the garbage and tossed out in a landfill. At minimum, radioactive waste must be sealed in airtight steel or concrete containers and buried deep within the earth. It may even take tens of thousands of years for the waste to break down into less dangerous isotopes.

Deadly Nuclear waste leaking from nation's largest nuclear storage facility in Washington State

"Hanford Determines Double-Shell Tank Leaked Waste From Inner Tank." This headline on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) press release from last October is bigger news than it first appeared. For the first time, the massive storage tanks built to hold some of the most radioactive nuclear waste in the world were found to be slowly leaking.

Deep trouble: Nuclear waste burial in the Great Lakes basin

The Blue Water Area sits about 120 miles downstream from the second largest nuclear power facility in the world, the Bruce Power Generating Station, operated by Bruce Power in Kincardine, Ontario, near the base of the Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron. Six of the eight reactors on the 2,300 acre site are currently in operation. The company hopes to restart the other two reactors before the end of the year.