11/3/2009

The country's rising energy needs should prod the federal government to pursue nuclear-reprocessing initiatives using funding meant for the idle Yucca Mountain nuclear-fuel repository in Nevada, writes Nolan E. Hertel, a Georgia Tech professor. The fund, which has grown to $33.2 billion, can be used to develop technology for reprocessing fuel waste and increase the country's energy output, Hertel argues.

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