Wednesday letters: Storing nuclear waste a problem

July 31, 2013 

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— After reading SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh’s July 17 guest column, “Nuclear is vital, now more than ever,” I just can’t get past the fallout potential of nuclear power generation.

The biggest problem is the unresolved issue of disposing of nuclear waste. Storing the nuclear waste will absolutely become a problem. This, of course, won’t be a problem until you and I are dead and gone.

I have not read or heard one word in the media or anyplace else that suggests there is a parallel effort to eliminate future stockpiles of nuclear waste. I cannot understand how someone in Marsh’s position might, with good conscience, scoff at this.

Mr. Marsh should disclose what he anticipates will be done, specifically, to prevent running out of space to store the nuclear waste.

Jim Matthews


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