Despite hauling pact, nuclear waste not budging
A worker prepares fuel pellets for a nuclear reactor at the uranium-processing plant of Industrias Nucleares do Brasil in Resende, 90 miles west of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:00 am
BROWNVILLE, Neb. — Back in the early 1980s, the federal government offered what sounded like a reasonable deal to nuclear plants in Nebraska and other states.
It went something like this: Pay us to take your most highly radioactive waste — material that is potent for 10,000 years — and we'll store it in a secure underground repository.
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