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What happens inside a nuclear reactor? What does it use for fuel, and where does that fuel go after it has been “spent”?

Even if you have never heard of “Nuclear Spent Fuel Management,” you probably heard about the recent Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan or about the prospect of nuclear terrorism.

CAN you guess how these events are related to the management of nuclear spent fuel? Can you imagine tons of nuclear waste in your own backyard?

The high school students selected for this year’s Virtual Science Challenge are:

  • Concerned about the future of our planet and believe that science will be part of the solution.
  • Want to be part of a US-Russian team of science students working on global problems related to radiation and nuclear weapons.

You can also be part of the solution! Use this project-based website, including education modules, anytime, anywhere in the world for individual or classroom use.