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Nuclear Waste = Radioactive and extremely toxic byproducts of nuclear fuel processing plants, and nuclear medicine, and nuclear weapons industries. (Business Dictionary)

In total, there are some 81,000 metric tons of nuclear waste across 35 states awaiting DOE action. That sitting waste represents about $34 billion in liabilities to the federal government. The United States paid out approximately $700 million in fiscal 2017 to compensate utilities for its failure to take title of the waste under timelines set in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, and those payments are likely to continue for the foreseeable future without action. – Rollcall

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) – – is the nation’s only deep geologic long-lived radioactive waste repository. Located 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico, WIPP permanently isolates defense-generated transuranic (TRU) waste 2,150 feet underground in an ancient salt formation. Background

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