Volume 93 Issue 13 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 30, 2015

Repository Planned For Weapons Waste

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Yucca Mountain, nuclear waste, Department of Energy, White House

Creation of a storage site just for defense nuclear waste—as opposed to used fuel from commercial power plants—got a nod of approval last week in a memorandum from President Barack Obama. The move to separate civilian and defense nuclear waste streams could hasten the disposal of weapons-related waste after work on what was intended to be a single national repository at . . .

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