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Nuclear waste: Back to Yucca Mountain? via CNN Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — There are 65,000 tons of radioactive waste sitting at nuclear power plants close to major cities around the country.

The government and the industry say it’s safe where it is for the time being. But in the age of terrorism and tsunami-ravaged nuke plants, many have their doubts.

By law the government is supposed to take this waste and store it permanently deep underground. It’s been collecting money through fees on electricity bills for this purpose since 1983 and should have begun disposal in 1998.

But it hasn’t.

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