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Nuclear Waste Storage

U.S. Nuclear Plants Prep Long-Term Waste Storage

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel — radi...

53 Million Gallons Of Nuclear Waste May Soon Be Stored Right Next To The Great Lakes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

A proposed Canadian nuclear waste site near the shores of Lake Huron is facing mounting criticism from Michigan lawmakers who say it's dangerous and c...

New Mexican Nuclear Facility Leak 'No Threat' to Human Health

John C.K. Daly | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
John C.K. Daly

The safe storage of nuclear waste has a long history, dating back to World War II. On February 14, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico, admitted that it had its first radiation leak in 15 years.

Kate Sheppard

Is Mississippi The Next Yucca Mountain? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi may be the latest battleground in the debate over what to do with nuclear waste. A state-based energy group presented a plan...

Marcus Baram

Watchdog: Nuclear Waste Storage Remains Risky, Continues To Vex Government | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

Chris Kirkham

Nuclear Waste Next Door: Japan Crisis Spotlights America's Radioactive Waste Dilemma | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

HANCOCKS BRIDGE, N.J. -- Driving along the meandering two-lane roads of this low-lying stretch of southern New Jersey meadows and wetlands, the toweri...

3 States Sue Feds Over Nuclear Waste Storage

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Three northeastern states sued federal regulators Tuesday for allowing nuclear power plants to store their radioactive wast...