Sorry for the late notice, but we're going to try to do a live "Google Hangouts" tomorrow (Monday) morning at 9:30 Pacific Time (12:30 EST) on "The Physics of Spent Nuclear Fuel." We'll record it for posting later, as well.
San Onofre has about 4 million pounds of nuclear waste on site. Some people want to just put it into dry casks right where it is and "forget about it" for a few generations.
But dry casks aren't safe! They're not strong enough, they're too close together, they're going to decay, degrade, and disassemble at the molecular level. They are vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorists, accidents, and poor fabrication or design. To name just a few problems that are possible.
To get the URL for the presentation please go to this URL tomorrow a few minutes prior to the presentation:
The actual hangout URL will be posted there tomorrow. Anyone can join (in listen-only mode).