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Nuclear waste a problem without practical solution by Chuck Baclagon

There is clearly no debate when it comes to the dangers of nuclear waste. However, while Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes does acknowledge this (“RP seeks help on nuclear waste, just in case,” Inquirer 4/27/2009), he refuses to admit the fact that nuclear waste is a problem without any solution.

Even more outrageous is how he calls on developed countries to help solve the ‘potential problem.’ No country in the world–not even the US, France nor Japan–has yet figured out what to do with high level radioactive waste piling up in their backyards.  Deadly nuclear waste is currently stored worldwide in interim facilities which frequently encounter accidents, such as a recent one in Tricastin, France in 2008, where radioactive material contaminated two rivers in a populated community.
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