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Nuclear waste disposal

Nuclear waste disposal

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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Nuclear waste disposal. Lorry transporting a load of high-activity nuclear waste including transuranics, elements resulting from a nuclear chain reaction. The cargo here is a RH72-B cask, certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the transport of waste requiring remote handling. This cargo is en route for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a deep geologic repository near Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA. Photographed on 21 March 2014.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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