Government should continue with MOX plant, Yucca repository

The federal government should listen to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and not shutter work on its mixed-oxide fuel plant at the Savannah River Site so it can meet promises made in treaties to dispose of plutonium, writes the editorial board of The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C. The board also agrees with Graham that work on the Yucca Mountain repository project should resume. "Clearly, it would be less trouble to pick up the pieces at the Yucca Mountain site than to develop another waste repository. And nuclear waste would be safer stored at remote Yucca than at Savannah River Site," the board writes.

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