For years, TEPCO has been accumulating water containing nuclear waste. Their plans for releasing the contaminated water into the ocean is facing opposition from local fisheries, Greenpeace, and other environmentalists.
Plutonium sheds light to a new discovery for its use to clean up nuclear waste. The Hanford, Washington State underground tunnel collapse is a wake up call to expedite their research for its disposl. Hanford contains 56 million gallons of radioactive waste kept in underground storage tanks.
Its been 15 years since the budget for the nuclear waste conversion into glass logs was decided. The US State Department granted a $17 billion funding to erect a vitirifation plant for this process. It is still on debate for theses toxins to grout or turn to glass..