Sandia Labs completes nuclear triathlon to test spent fuel safety

Generating nuclear power requires moving spent radioactive fuel safely over thousands of miles from reactor sites for reprocessing or disposal. To ensure that this is being carried out with the minimum of risks, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) recently completed a nuclear “triathlon” that involved moving a simulated cargo of spent fuel rods over 14,500 mi (23,300 km) to record the stress and jolts that fuel undergoes in transit…
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