Nuclear waste removal project moving forward via WKBW

Waste from Manhattan Project stored in Lewiston

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — People who live near a nuclear waste storage site got an update on a plan to remove the wasteWednesday night. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided an update on a feasibility study for a waste removal project in Lewiston. The Niagara Falls Storage Site in Lewiston has stored nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project. That is the project that developed the atomic bomb during World War II.

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The waste removal project is still in the early stages, and will take several years to complete. Once removed, the nuclear waste will be stored outside of New York State.

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