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Resource ID: #19280
Subject: Waste Disposal
Source: Progressive Magazine
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Date: Jan-98

Description

This article looks at legislation in Congress that would have nuclear power plants across the country send their waste to sites in Nevada and the danger of transporting the highly hazardous waste on public roads and train tracks. The two main dangers are radiation exposure to nearby drivers and the risk of an accident. A huge hike in shipments could make the possibility of a disaster more likely.

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