Op Ed – Do we need nuclear power plants? No: Toxic waste too dangerous
On op-ed on the future of nuclear power in California was published today in the UT San Diego. The piece is authored by PSR-LA’s Dr. John Goldenring and Dan Hirsch of Committee to Bridge the Gap.
The 1976 Nuclear Safeguards Act bars new nuclear plants in California until there is a solution to the high-level radioactive waste problem. Thirty-seven years later, there is still none. Two-thirds of a century after the first reactor waste was created, we still don’t know what to do with the toxic garbage.