Instead people have to pay billions in taxpayers money to decommission a nuclear power plant for 6 decades that became useless when the foundation cracked. just like all the other power plants that need to or are being decommissioned with billions of dollars that takes decades!
We have all the power of waves in the ocean that are constant, we have endless wind on the ocean, hell we even could make balloons that could rise above the clouds to let solar panels get light all day without any clouds deterring their power creating ability!
Guess you know who has the most nuclear bombs by the amount of reactors in their country! That's how Iran is getting treated!?! ..and how many do we have?
The numbers and facts to the numbers of money lost due to these reactors and much land and much money wasted storing this waste material!
"DOE estimates that the total cost to clean up the nuclear weapons complex over several decades will end up being approximately $264 billion. It is considered the largest environment cleanup program in the world."-Time eng.
"THE PIT 9 PROJECT
This massive cleanup assignment also includes a buried waste retrieval effort known as the Accelerated Retrieval Project. This work involves the retrieval, identification, repackaging and disposition of targeted radioactive waste. And for nearly two decades, one buried waste trench in particular was the poster child for environmental remediation failure.
Pit 9 originally was used from 1967 to 1969 as a disposal site for radioactive contaminated wastes generated from the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility in Colorado. In the early 1990s, Pit 9 was proposed for cleanup under the Superfund program. Initial cleanup attempts were mired in cost overruns, technology challenges, missed schedules and eventually a lawsuit."
After reading about "Pit 9" sounds that they are losing ground on where to store this material ,funny how they choose N.M..!