The long struggle to construct an underground nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, may well end with little to show for it. Until new technological or political solutions emerge, nuclear waste will continue to accumulate at nuclear power plants across the United States.

William R. Beaver is a professor of social science at Robert Morris University.
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