Illinois Swims in Atomic Waste With Dump Unbuilt

Illinois Swims in Atomic Waste With Dump Unbuilt

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Canisters of spent nuclear fuel stand at the dry-cast storage facility of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in Avila Beach, California. The BGOV Barometer shows the location of 69,644 tons of radioactive nuclear waste accumulating at power plants, with more than a tenth of it in Illinois.