By then, however, it will be too late, and the Chinese will be outsourcing their nuclear waste to us.
The debate plays out as the problem of nuclear waste mounts.
Another is that nuclear waste can not be willed out of existence as easily as it is created.
Since the nuclear waste fund began in 1983, the DOE has taken in approximately $35.8 billion from utility customers.
But single-shell or double shell, peanut butter or glass, it will still be nuclear waste.
I urge you to perform your duties mandated by the nuclear waste Policy Act and complete the Yucca Mountain licensing process.
In February 1980, the Administration transmitted its nuclear waste management policy to the Congress.
Radioactive materials that may be left after a commercial or laboratory process has been carried out. Some is “low-level” waste, such as objects that have touched the radioactive tracers used in certain medical tests. Other waste may be “high-level,” such as the material left in a nuclear reactor after the fuel has been consumed.
Note: There has been public debate over the safest means of storing the waste, which can remain dangerously radioactive for up to hundreds of thousands of years. Present practice calls for encasing the waste in metal, concrete, and ceramic containers and burying the containers deep underground in geologically stable locations.