Presidential Commission Seeks Volunteers to Store U.S. Nuclear Waste

Presidential Commission Seeks Volunteers to Store U.S. Nuclear Waste

Nestled more than half a kilometer deep in a salt mine, the plutonium slowly decays, taking some 250,000 years to become uranium. As the U.S. debates what to do with the nuclear waste produced by its fleet of 104 reactors, the radioactive legacy of decades of nuclear bomb-making sits entombed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Waste Isolation Pilot Projec t (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M. [More]

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