Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right Or Wrong?
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April 18, 2014
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In fact, the Yucca Mountains provide an
ideal site for a permanent underground nuclear waste facility in the U.S.
While the Yucca Mountains are the best site we have found as of yet,
this procedure will cost a huge amount of taxpayer dollars. The Department of
Energy (DOE) estimates the total cost of its high-level waste management program
at $25-35 billion...
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Completing the scientific investigation and licensing of the
Yucca Mountain site is expected to cost $6-7 billion alone. At the end of 1993,
total nuclear waste fund expenditures through the end of the year were nearly
3.7 billion. Very little of this money comes from individual investors. If a
retrievable facility (one where the casks of spent fuel can be retrieved later)
is built, this will be a good deal more...
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