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Nuclear Waste Management in the United States—Starting Over

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Science  10 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5937, pp. 151-152
DOI: 10.1126/science.1174594

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    R. C. Ewing and F. N. von Hippel's Policy Forum ("Nuclear waste management in the United States: Starting over," 10 July 2009, p. 151) is fundamentally flawed because it implies that the Yucca Mountain site is scientifically inadequate and recommends a failed nuclear waste repository siting approach.

    The Congressionally approved Yucca Mountain site, although geologically complex, has been scientifically shown by peer-re...

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