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Waste Panel Expected to Back Interim Storage

Science  08 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6039, pp. 148-149
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6039.148

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After killing the project to establish a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, last year, President Barack Obama set up a commission to chart a new course for U.S. nuclear waste policy. The group, which is set to deliver its interim findings at the end of this month, is expected to say that the answers to America's nuclear waste conundrum are technically feasible. The problem, however, is that those solutions are likely to be, in political terms, radioactive.