5/14/2010

The lack of long-term used-fuel storage is hampering the federal government's push to revive the U.S. nuclear energy sector. In March, President Barack Obama said that the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada, which had been touted as a federal repository for nuclear waste, would be terminated. The recently unveiled climate-and-energy bill in the Senate strongly supports new nuclear projects, but it does not include solutions for the used fuel.

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