The above video shows some excellent footage of the inside of a nuclear fuel manufacturing plant making assemblies for large, light water reactors. It also includes views of used fuel storage pools and dry cask storage. Critical thinkers who have an established fear of “nuclear waste” should start to ask themselves – why should I be worried about whether or not this stuff is dangerous when it seems so carefully contained and so small compared to the mountains of hazardous waste produced in other industries.
The video is spoiled by quotes from Edwin Lyman of the Union of Concerned Scientists. I think he is on every journalist’s Outlook contacts list for when they need an opposition view about nuclear energy. Someday, in my fantasy world, there will be an interviewer who knows enough about the subject at hand to challenge Mr. Lyman’s idiotic statement that recycling used fuel results in the production of plutonium in a form that can be easily stolen by the 21st century boogymen called “terrorists”. I personally think that Mr. Lyman’s surname is one of the most appropriate I have every encountered.
Let me know what you think.