"Capitol Update" piece reporting that Mainers still pay to store nuclear waste f
"Capitol Update" piece reporting that Mainers still pay to store nuclear waste from the Maine Yankee facility, more than a decade after it stopped generating power. Richard Davies, the state public advocate, says the average Mainer pays about 50 cents each month to store the waste. As of the end of 2007, Mainers had paid over $189 million to dispose of nuclear waste generated by the decommissioned Maine Yankee, as well as waste generated by plants like Vermont Yankee that supplied power to Maine. Since Maine Yankee's closure in 1997, none of the waste has been stored in a permanent waste facility as required by federal law. The federal nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada is now estimated to be complete no sooner than 2020, and the process of shipping all of Maine's waste there is estimated to be completed at 2037 at the earliest.
Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company, Radioactive waste
Leary, Mal, ""Capitol Update" piece reporting that Mainers still pay to store nuclear waste f" (2008). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4542.