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Resource ID: #12187
Subject: Environment
Source: New York Times Magazine
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Date: 6-Mar

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The New York Times Magazine reports that "Rushing to bury nuclear waste doesn't take the problem off future Americans' hands so much as it takes the solution out of their hands....The United States, however, is impatient to entomb those wastes once and for all, even though many experts say that there are no compelling technical reasons for doing so anytime soon.... Underground burial, whatever its technical and political merits, reflects a kind of natural logic....(but) It is obvious that the decision to concentrate on Yucca Mountain did not issue from any serious comparative technical research..."

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