Dean Heller

Trump's budget could help get rid of the nuclear waste along the San Onofre coastline

Trump's budget could help get rid of the nuclear waste along the San Onofre coastline

A sense of momentum is building about finding a way to deal with the massive amounts of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants, including Southern California’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Last week’s Trump administration “skinny budget” proposal, which calls for boosts in defense spending but cuts in domestic funding and federal agencies, found $120 million for starters to “initiate a robust interim storage program” while also looking at reviving the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

“These investments would accelerate progress on fulfilling the federal...

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