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This is really an artificial 'issue', hyped these days mainly by irrational anti-nukes. It isn't 'waste', in the future we will burn it in fast reactors supplying energy for decades or centuries. It isn't dangerous. The dry casks where it is stored are perfectly safe. There isn't much of it. That is the thing with nuclear energy, the amount of fuel and waste is microscopic compared to burning fossil fuels like coal, because the energy density is a million times greater. It actually makes no sense to dispose of it permanently, but if you insist, throwing something in a hole in the ground is not exactly high-tech. The problem with disposal was and is political. Even that is not an issue really, as the people in Carlsbad, NM seem to be happy to open a new facility. Or, we could just use Yucca. It's there anyway.
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