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What does HLRW stand for?

HLRW stands for High-Level Radioactive Waste

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The Republican presidential candidate also supports the plan to open Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as the permanent facility to store the 57,650 tons of high-level radioactive waste that have accumulated since 1968--enough to cover a football field seven yards deep.
Nuclear physicist from the Oxford Research Group think-tank, Dr Frank Barnaby, said a September 11-style terrorist attack would cause 210,000 deaths for every one of Sellafield's 14 tanks used to store high-level radioactive waste.
In the face of sustained resistance from the state and citizens groups, the federal government has slowed in its effort to build a long-term geological repository for commercial spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste.
Enhanced penalties would apply if the vessel carried high-level radioactive waste or spent nuclear fuel.