Why did the Obama administration shut down the only long-term nuclear energy waste storage facility planned for the U.S.?
Inquiries to the Obama administration by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that the decision to shut down the Yucca Mountain storage facility "was made for policy reasons, not technical or safety reasons." This occurred after nuclear power plant operators paid more than $30 billion to the federal government to dispose of nuclear waste. At the end 2014, the U.S. had more than 74,000 metric tons of commercial nuclear waste, most of which is being stored at nuclear power plants.
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