B3. Dry Storage. After irradiated fuel has spent 7-10 years underwater, its heat generation has diminished enough to allow it to be moved into dry storage where it can remain under supervision indefinitely. These dry storage containers need massive radiation shielding and continuous air-cooling. The containers are designed to last for 50 years. Gentilly Power Station, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. 14 July 1999.
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