88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it

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The United States produces 2,200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never delivered, a safe place for nuclear power plants to store their spent fuel. This means that radioactive waste is piling up all over the country. We visited one of the worst places where the waste is stuck: a beachside power plant uncomfortably close to both San Diego and Los Angeles. And we asked the people in charge of the waste there: what happens now?

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Verge Science says:

What do you think we should do with nuclear waste?

UrPickle PalPerson says:

Just eat it like wtf

The Victim says:

Send it to me i run on that

oisiaa says:

I'm all for opening Yucca Mountain. It makes sense and can be done safely.

Terrance Fields says:

Why do they shut down these amazing Generators? I don't think Wind Turbines will replace these. Punish Politicians not Technology.

Avex GD says:

I vote to launch it all out into space

Chuck OBryan says:

may I suggest Iran?

O.W Nation says:

throw it in te ocean by samarion

4David Westwater says:

no my property is mine

Sandra Kirkwold says:

This is absolute nonsense…nuclear power does NOT exist.

Heinrich Peter Maria Radojewski Schafer Leverkusen says:

Not bad would be a technique that is able to position the
waste directly near the active geological folding activities
of the earth's crust. In which the cooler mantle material
sinks downwards.
Their places are abundant.
Is there a technique for this?

Blox Vlogs says:

it should be baried deep into the earth like it should be wtf the problem is these lazy dumbasses never made a dumping spot when they built it cuz it takes like 20 years

i3loody Moon says:

This is another How to build a custom computer video right?

alphazero78 says:

One way ticket to the sun…

BoxxerCore says:

You could use it to power the Verge gaming rig build … so you don't have to worry about shorting components with that crazy PSU and its rubber mounts.

Jeff Davis says:

Play the first three seconds and sing, "I threw a wish in the well, don't ask me I'll never tell, I looked at you as it fell, but now you're in my way."

Clay Mccormick says:

the ridiculous thing here is in china or India this would be fuel here it is nuclear waste even though 98 % of the energy is still there that is why it is dangerous.

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