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Essential California: 1,800 tons of nuclear waste with an ocean view and nowhere to go

Essential California: 1,800 tons of nuclear waste with an ocean view and nowhere to go

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, July 3, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Where the waste goes

At the San Onofre nuclear power plant, there’s 1,800 tons of radioactive waste with an ocean view and nowhere else to go. The facility is closed, but Washington, D.C., has yet to find a lasting solution for this radioactive material and the other 79,000 tons of spent fuel spread across the nation. “It doesn’t make any sense to store...

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