Radioactive Waste Disposal Still Unresolved

The selection of three potential sites for review may finally result in the establishment of a radioactive waste disposal facility, but each faces local opposition.

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In general, local peoples have not been eager to host a radioactive waste disposal facility.


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The long and tortuous search for a place to build a permanent radioactive waste disposal facility to serve the commercial nuclear power industry narrowed somewhat when the Energy Department recommended recently that three sites be studied for their geologic suitability. Howls of protest from all three regions greeted the announcement.