GOVERNMENT AND NUCLEAR WASTE: Americans Pay $40B to a Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility that doesn’t Exist

Nuclear-Cooling-TowersUncle Sam has been nickel-and-diming Americans to pay for a nuclear waste disposal facility that doesn’t exist.

But on Friday, after a protracted legal battle between the Department of Energy and power companies, the feds are backing down.

For 30 years, customers who got their energy from nuclear power plants had an extra fee tacked on to their monthly bills, ostensibly to pay for the cost of disposing nuclear waste.

“The fee is tiny — one mill, or a tenth of a cent, for every kilowatt hour generated by nuclear power,” CNN reported. “That amounts to about 15 to 20 cents on the average monthly electric bill, industry officials estimate.”

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