How to Pick a Site for a Nuclear Waste Dump via The New York Times


The United States can find a way to dispose of its nuclear waste, even if the current program is at an impasse, according to the blue-ribbon commission established by President Obama after he ended the government’s planning for making Yucca Mountain in Nevada the nation’s nuclear waste repository.

In a draft report issued Friday, the commission members wrote that “we know what we have to do, we know we have to do it, and we even know how to do it.”

Essentially, the commission recommended that an independent panel choose a new site, based on sound science, and win the consent of the local community before proceeding.

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