What is NUCLEAR WASTE?

Radioactive, hazardous waste products that are produced at the end of the manufacturing cycle of nuclear processes. They are radioactive for hundreds of years and as such safe disposal involves burial deep in the ground or the sea in concrete or metal containers.

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