The Nuclear Waste Storage Problem with Don Davis

In this episode, we discuss both the engineering and socio-political problem that nuclear waste storage has posed since the 1940's. Dealing with tonnes of radioactive waste that needs to be safely stored for hundreds of thousands of years is no easy feat, and as such it has been passed off to every new generation of scientists and engineers. Dr. Donald Davis has worked with radioactive elements in more ways than one in the Jack Satterly Geochronology Laboratory at the University of Toronto. We ask him about his research for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization and what it will take to pave the way for for a cleaner, carbon-free energy industry. 

 

Primary Readings Discussed: 

Long term nuclear waste storage solutions

Governing nuclear waste

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