Or, if you read up on thorium MSR as I suggested, the waste products are only unstable for about 150 years with ten time less waste than a conventional LW reactor for the same or greater energy output, with a far more abundant fuel in a reactor which can't go critical.
Sadly the view that all fission reactors are bad is prevalent though. Even though its demonstrably wrong.
I may have misled you. I am pro nuclear power..done properly and lifecycle costs properly accounted for. Security of supply, etc etc.
My first trip to Dungeness B was in the late 1960s during construction. However, it was so late that the control computers we were putting in were actually obsolete before the station was generating. Similarly Dounreay PFR. The UK nuclear industry has a record of cost and time overruns second to none in the world. We have to avoid the problems also that France is having with its 80% reliance on nuclear.State-owned EdF said its third-generation nuclear reactor EPR project at its Flamanville, northern France, plant will be delayed until 2016, due to "both structural and economic reasons," which will bring the project's total cost to EUR6 billion.Similarly, the cost of the French EPR to be built at Olkiuoto, Finland has escalated. Areva and the utility involved "are in bitter dispute over who will bear the cost overruns and there is a real risk now that the utility will default.""Following Holland's victory in 2102, there may be a partial nuclear phase-out in France, with the Socialist party in favour of closing the oldest 24 reactors by 2025"
We are paying a huge cost for decommissioning existing plant. No problem wit that apart from teh fact that these costs were ignored, hidden or unknown when the stations were commissioned. Thorium, fusion, it doesn't matter. We have to know what we are letting ourselves in for.