Radioactive waste gets a 60 year on-site storage life

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Radioactive waste is getting a 60 year lease at nuclear plants.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted Three Mile Island and all other operating nuclear plants the option to keep the waste on site for 60 years, yes, six decades after a facility shutdown.

This decision effectively doubles the amount of time the waste can be on-site, and it comes on the heels of a federal reduction in dollars for a proposed underground storage facility in Nevada.

Eric Epstein is a co-founder of Rock The Capital, and he has long been opposed to such a move.      

You can find his reasoning by clicking on Rock The Capital.


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