Used nuclear fuel: What you need to know in just 60 seconds

What happens to fuel once it's been used in a nuclear reactor? That's a question many ask when discussing nuclear energy.

For decades, Duke Energy has safely managed the small amount of used fuel generated by our nuclear fleet. And while managing used nuclear fuel takes a lot of skill, explaining it doesn't have to.

A previous post provided details about how used nuclear fuel is handled and stored. Here are the basics from our nuclear energy guide in just 60 seconds.

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