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Nuclear Waste Disposal

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How is the majority of nuclear waste currently being handled?

A

Nuclear waste is shipped to a central, geologically sound location, like Yucca Mountain in the United States.

B

Nuclear waste is used in breeder reactors.

C

Nuclear waste is stored on site at each facility.

D

Nuclear waste is deposited in deep ocean trenches.

E

Nuclear waste is being used to manufacture other types of fuel, including jet and rocket fuel.