I'm interested in the current review -- "Should Wyoming accept nuclear waste storage?" That was also proposed many years ago and I objected then.
Yes, it means a major injection of government money as the site is being prepared and as long as the federal government pays yearly maintenance costs. But this is my concern.
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The federal government, whether it knows it or not, is already broke with major deficits projected well into the future. What would result if the federal government were to suddenly say, "We can no longer afford the maintenance costs -- it is now Wyoming's responsibility?"
Properly installed and secured, the safety risks are probably OK, but what will be the annual maintenance cost?
I'm old and no longer see the world through young eyes, no longer know the present details, but it's something to think about.