|According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, decommissioning a nuclear plant is permitted to take up to 60 years. San Onofre Nuclear Generating plant in southern California - located near the San Andreas earthquake fault and major urban areas - is finally being decommissioned. However, radioactive waste from San Onofre will be stored ON SITE for the foreseeable future!|
This article in Think Progress highlights the difficulties of decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Generating plant in southern California, which is just one of many aging nuclear power plants in the US.
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