Nuclear Disasters

Nuclear energy is unsafe and unreliable. And we still don't know what to do with nuclear waste

Nuclear energy is unsafe and unreliable. And we still don't know what to do with nuclear waste

To the editor: After endless promises that nuclear waste could be stored safely, we now learn that there is no place to safely store tens of thousands of tons of uranium and plutonium for hundreds of thousands of years. (“There's no great answer for nuclear waste, but almost anything is better than perching it on the Pacific,” editorial, Sept. 11)

The current industry “solution” is to store it unsafely where it was generated (near major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and San Diego) or to get political revenge and force it on Nevada (a state that...

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