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Cook's spent fuel on the move

18-foot-high dry casks look like silos and can withstand quakes, sabotage, missiles and more. Their pad is larger than a football field.

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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 6:00 am

BRIDGMAN - Cook Nuclear Plant on Monday will begin moving some of its spent fuel from the cooling pool inside the plant to a dry cask storage facility at the plant site.

The federal government has failed to develop a permanent site for nuclear waste. As a result, many nuclear power plants are running out of room in their spent fuel pools, where used fuel is stored underwater at the reactor sites.

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