The feds have collected more than $44 billion for a permanent nuclear waste dump — here’s why we still don’t have one

The feds have collected more than $44 billion for a permanent nuclear waste dump – here’s why we still don’t have one

The federal government has a fund of $44.3 billion earmarked for spending on a permanent nuclear waste disposal facility in the United States. It began collecting money from energy customers for the fund in the 1980s, and the money is now earning about $1.4 billion in interest each year.

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