Japan Crisis Sparks Nuclear Waste Questions In U.S

National Public Radio: The nuclear crisis in Japan is prompting scrutiny of nuclear power plants in the U.S., leading to a decades-old question: What to do with all the spent nuclear fuel produced here? The law says the federal government is supposed to take nuclear waste off the hands of plant operators. The Department of Energy had planned to store it underground in Nevada at Yucca Mountain. But President Obama "” fulfilling a campaign promise "” put a stop to that controversial program, leaving the long-term storage......

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