"Biden Seeks Willing Hosts For Nuclear Waste Storage Sites"

"The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was seeking local communities willing to host nuclear waste storage sites, arguing they are needed to deal with the nation’s existing waste and encourage growth in virtually emissions-free nuclear power to fight climate change.

The U.S. government tried for decades to create a large-scale nuclear waste dump in Yucca Mountain in Nevada to store waste accumulating at reactor sites, but the project was ultimately rejected due to public concerns about safety.

"Nuclear energy is essential to achieving the Administration’s goals to create a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by 2050,” the Department of Energy said in a press release announcing the effort."

Richard Valdmanis reports for Reuters November 30, 2021.

Source: Reuters, 12/01/2021