Katie Tubb : Responsibly Dealing With Nuclear Waste
The federal government is failing to carry out its legal responsibility to manage and store nuclear waste generated at the country's nuclear power plants: It's time that changed.
The Federal government has shirked its responsibility for 40 years to find a permanent waste repository for America's spent nuclear fuel. Rather than stored at a safe central location, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as required by law, politics has resulted in nuclear waste being stored at nearly 100 nuclear power plants around the country with taxpayers paying 2 million per day to nuclear plant operators to store the waste. Congress needs to open Yucca Mountain and in the long-term needs to allow markets to develop for nuclear plant development and fuel treatment..