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How much space does the nuclear waste from a power plant take up?
Question Date: 2014-01-16
Answer 1:

Very little. Nuclear power produces very little waste.

The problem with nuclear waste is that it remains dangerous for a very long time after it has been produced, so while a nuclear power plant is producing it at a very slow rate, the amount of it eventually builds up, because it takes so long to decay.

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