The article is from 3/17/2011. A little late!
>>>>Those spent fuel rods should go into GEN 4 Fast Reactors which reduce it to much safer and much smaller amounts of lower grade waste.<<< Naturally, any reactor should be built to withstand any threats to it. The Fukishima power plant was built in a known tsunami/R-9 earthquake zone, and is of a GEN 2 design.
I think of all the above ground nuclear test explosions when I was a kid. Dr. Strangelove was on tonight and I caught the classic last half hour of it.
They could be the answer to stopping AGW and overpopulation. Doubtful, but possible..........