Massive Nuclear Cleanup Hobbled by Funding Shortfall

“LIVERMORE, Calif.—About 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, in an 800-acre mini-city built to create atomic bombs, there’s a contaminated building slated for eventual demolition.

Mark Costella, a facilities manager at the Energy Department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, would prefer to tear down the structure, but doesn’t have the tens of millions of dollars needed. Instead, he’s spending $500,000 to fix the roof.

These are the kinds of contradictions at the heart of the complicated, expensive and struggling effort to clean up America’s 70-year-old nuclear-weapons program.”

This is what is facing the nuclear industry and why they are so desperate to keep themselves in operation. The entire society are going to have to bite the bullet on this and force responsibility to be taken. WE ALL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES. More will not make it better.

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