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Nuclear Reactors

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White steel casks hold spent fuel from Minnesota's Prairie Island nuclear reactors. Each of the nation's 103 power-generating reactors annually produces tons of radioactive debris that must be stored—and secured from terrorists. Future reactors may recycle spent fuel and reduce waste.
Photograph by Peter Essick

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