Problems are storage, handling of existing radioactive stockpile, Spent Fuel Pools. Many hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive waste already piled up, in SFPs in the Nukes.
Existing Spent Fuel Pools are filled, vulnerable. No containment. GE BWR Mk I design has them on the fifth floor of the building. Unit 4 at Fukushima SFP has radioactivity of 14,000 Hiroshima. (Low by US standards, Indian Point has five times that) ((24 miles from NYC)) Unit four SFP is the one TEPCO is emptying, moving to cask storage. It is not possible to enter units 1, 2 and 3. Issue? Another quake drops building, fuel is scattered, not cooled, uncontrollable spontaneous combustion of radioactive fire.
72 years since Fermi, there is no "long term" storage solution. 24,000 to 2 million years. 72 years since Fermi's magic trick, 72 years for the smartest guys in the room to think of something, and there is no answer.
So I am not the smartest guy even in this room, but I have to conclude there will be no answer. Water, earthquakes, human error. 24,000 - 2 million years? Not Possible. Time to accept that all solutions are temporary, this is our single eternal legacy.
The Industry's "permanent solution" is getting it off their property, relief from liability.
1) Agree to move the stuff from the vulnerable storage pools to on site cask storage.
2) Do actual earthquake resistance improvements instead of studies.
3) Fukushima. Get an International plan in place to wall, corral, and cap it.
72 years since Fermi's trick, 60 years since the smartest guys in the room told us this was all good. Do the three steps above. Show you are in fact serious, that you can be trusted. Take responsibility, show accountability, prove that it is not just about your cash flow. *** Then build some more nuclear waste producing power plants to make us safe from carbon dioxide.