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A permanent storage site for nuclear waste is long overdue, for Wiscasset and other communities


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Nuclear waste doesn’t belong in Wiscasset. Or in more than 100 other American communities. Yet these communities are storing tons of nuclear waste because the federal government has failed to develop a disposal site.

It is also costing U.S. taxpayers $2 million a day to store this waste. And that waste poses an increasing threat to Maine residents far beyond the coastal town of Wiscasset, as climate change is leading to rising sea levels and increased potential for flooding.



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2021-07-20 13:01:18

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