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Disposal Conundrum Another Hurdle For US Nuclear Projects

Law360, New York (March 27, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government's inability to implement a long-term solution for nuclear waste disposal, a problem highlighted in several recent court battles, will only steepen the uphill climb facing new nuclear development, which is already stymied by cheap natural gas and misaligned energy markets, experts say.

The Obama administration's cancellation of the proposed nuclear waste site at Nevada's Yucca Mountain has produced heated debate over the long-term storage issue in Congress, as well as pressure from states and local municipalities, but little else. Meanwhile, nuclear plant operators...
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