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1,800 tons of radioactive waste has an ocean view and nowhere to go – LA Times

The massive, 150-ton turbines have stopped spinning. The mile-long cooling pipes that extend into the Pacific will likely become undersea relics. High voltage that once energized the homes of more than a million Californians is down to zero.

But the San Onofre nuclear power plant will loom for a long time as a landmark, its 1,800 tons of lethal radioactive waste stored on the edge of the Pacific and within sight of the busy 5 Freeway.

Across the site, deep pools of water and massive concrete casks confine high-power gamma radiation and other forms of radioactivity emitted by 890,000 spent fuel rods that nobody wants there.

Source: 1,800 tons of radioactive waste has an ocean view and nowhere to go – LA Times

The featured image is one of Western Kentucky where there is also tons of unwanted nuclear waste. I would guess there are hundreds of sites across the USA where there is extremely toxic waste.

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