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New Plans for Nuclear Waste Disposal

Hazardous radioactive waste is building up at nuclear power plants across America. For decades the government's only plan was to stick that waste out of sight and out of mind far below Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Recently, President Barack Obama scrapped that plan.

For the Environment Report, Shawn Allee looks at where the President wants to go now.

Billions Down the Yucca Hole

Music Button:  Jay Farrar, "Frost Heaves", from the CD The Slaughter Rule Original Soundtrack, (Bloodshot)

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