World Nuclear News reported today:
The hull of SKB’s new ship for transporting used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has been launched. Once outfitted, the M/S Sigrid is set to enter service in 2013, serving as a linchpin in Sweden’s nuclear infrastructure.
I won’t spend too much time ranting about the wisdom of shipping high level nuclear waste on the high seas and I don’t mean to belabor the obvious, but aren’t ships still subject to sinking?
There’s an old joke:
Passenger: “Captain, do ships like this sink often?”
Captain: “No, ma’m. Usually just once.”
Here’s a link to the WNN article: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Sigrid_takes_to_the_water-2910124.html