Safe Passage: An Overview of Plans for the Railroad to Yucca Mountain - Video ClipEntry ID: NUCLEARE_YUCCAMTN_VIDEO2
Abstract: "Used nuclear fuel is a solid - a small, ceramic pellet of uranium.
These pellets are lined up in metal fuel rods, and produce heat to generate
electricity in nuclear power plants.
But after a while, the fuel no longer produces enough heat.
That's when the entire assembly, including the pellets, is removed.
The assemblies are what will be transported, under guard, to Yucca Mountain in
sturdy, shielded, metal casks..."
This video clip can be accessed at: http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/
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