White ‘Cobwebs’ Found in Nuclear Waste Pool

ABC News-“If I were going to be a moose,” said Robert Baker of Texas Tech University, “I would want to live in the exclusion zone.” Baker and a colleague, Ron Chesser, tracked the plants and animals around the wrecked nuclear plant in the decades after the accident.

At the Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina, where, among other things, spent fuel rods from nuclear power reactors are stored, workers last fall reported a white substance, similar to cobwebs left by spiders, in one of the pools of water where the radioactive rods are kept.

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“If I were going to be a moose,” said Robert Baker of Texas Tech University, “I would want to live in the exclusion zone.” Baker and a colleague, Ron Chesser, tracked the plants and animals around the wrecked nuclear plant in the decades after the accident.

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