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Casks Of Nuclear Waste Sit At Closed Nuclear Plants Around New England For Decades

Mar 1, 2019

A recent article from The Boston Globe caught our eye. In it, reporter Joshua Miller reports on the casks of nuclear waste that are sitting at nuclear power stations in our region, plants that were closed decades ago. Scientists, plant operators, and lawmakers insist they’re safe, but how much are taxpayers shelling out to keep this waste on-site?

Just this week, owners of the decommissioned plants in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine were awarded more than $103 million dollars by a federal judge to pay for the federal government’s failure to take this waste off their hands.

We called up The Boston Globe’s Joshua Miller to find out more.

Read Joshua Miller’s article, “These Dumpsters of Old Nuclear Waste Are Costing Taxpayers a Fortune”