In the absence of a long-term solution, the country’s nuclear power plants are left with one option: indefinite on-site storage.
After TMI accident in ’79, this Carnegie Mellon team pitched a novel idea for cleanup: Use robots. It was just the beginning.
“We had a dream and a few pieces of paper and convinced them that we could solve the problem,” one team member recalled.
As nuclear power loses ground to natural gas, environmentalists are torn: Are the risks worth saving it for climate’s sake?
If nuclear plants close, carbon emissions are likely to rise. Yet environmentalists have opposed nuclear power over concerns including radioactive waste.