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Nuclear solutions


Re: Ottawa puts faith in nuclear reactors, Dec. 19

One major problem with nuclear power generation is the disposal of spent nuclear fuel, potentiall­y contaminat­ing the surroundin­g dump site. That problem is solved by burying the spent fuel deep undergroun­d in the radioactiv­e ground from which the ore was mined before refinement. Thus uranium or radium mining sites would be ideal. Small modular reactors, using technology similar to that used for nuclear submarines, are an excellent idea.

Gavin Hamilton, MD, FRCP(C) (Diagnostic radiology),

London, Ont.

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