Posts tagged "nuclear waste"

Is it okay for Harry Reid to re-gift nuclear waste back to Illinois?

There are plenty of reasons for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to go, and not the least is the shafting that he is giving to Illinois and its electric utility customers. Reid effectively is blocking the completion of a safe, permanent storage facility for high-level radioactive waste deep under Yucca Mountain in Nevada, leaving... Read more »

Eat our nuclear waste

Here is potentially good news for the Chicago area, which has more than its share of nuclear waste materials “temporarily” stored at power plants throughout the region. It’s the development of a new chemical material that figurative eats nuclear waste, like a Venus fly trap will eat any insect unfortunate enough to land on it.... Read more »
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