Americans Are Paying More Than Ever to Store Deadly Nuclear Waste as Plants Shut Down. The Maine Yankee nuclear power plant hasn’t produced a single watt of energy in more than two decades, but it cost U.S. taxpayers about $35 million this year. Almost 40 years after Congress decided the U.S., and not private companies, would be responsible for storing radioactive waste, the cost of that effort has grown to $7.5 billion, and it’s about to get even pricier.
Bloomberg 14th June 2019 read more »
Substantial progress is being made in capital improvement projects including the USD288 million Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System (SSCVS) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the USA’s only repository for transuranic wastes, according to the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM).
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