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Nuclear Waste

Nuclear power is not a clean energy source: it produces radioactive waste that remains dangerous for several hundred thousand years. This waste is the Achilles heel of the nuclear power industry, and no country in the world has found a solution for what to do with it. Radioactive waste poses a serious danger to human health, and because of its toxicity and longevity, we are unable to truly manage and contain it. Public Citizen advocates for stringent laws and regulations to keep nuclear waste securely isolated from people and the environment.

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» Letter to President Obama Concerning Yucca Mountain and the Re-Evaluation of U.S. Radioactive Waste Policy and Management

» Public Interest Groups Announce Principles for Safeguarding Nuclear Waste at Reactors

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» Fact Sheet: Radioactive Waste

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