Unit 5F – “Waste Management”

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Unit 5F comprises one wall-mounted graphic panel that addresses nuclear fuel management, explaining how used fuel is moved from a reactor vessel, placed in steel-lined, water-filled pools and once sufficiently cool, stored in dry casks. The need for a federal repository is also discussed as well as procedures for transporting used fuel.

Diagrams of a typical dry storage container, and a train container and transport car illustrate multiple layers of protection designed to prevent the release of radioactivity even under extreme conditions.

Target Audience

Best suited for intended audience:

  • School students in grades 6 through 12
  • General adult audience
  • Specialists in energy industry
  • Government dignitaries and representatives

Graphics contain copyrighted imagery. Please refer to the Graphic Production Sourcebook for source information.

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