Concrete containers holding nuclear rods suffer cracks, crumble

04/18/2011 | United Press International

Spent nuclear rods from the 1979 Three Mile Island disaster in Pennsylvania are being stored in Idaho, but the concrete containers protecting them are cracking. Freezing and thawing cycles over the decades have weakened the concrete, says one regulator. And while there appears to be no imminent danger, the regulator says the storage containers should be monitored.

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