Skip to Highlights

The unsolved problem of radioactive waste disposal threatens the future of nuclear power in the United States. Nuclear critics, the public, business leaders, and government officials concur that a solution to the disposal problem is critical to the continued growth of nuclear energy. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has begun a program to demonstrate, by the mid-1980's, the feasibility and safety of placing radioactive wastes in deep geological formations.

Full Report