(11 May 2017) U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says it’s time to get serious about dealing with nuclear waste.
Perry made the comments during a visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico, where nuclear research has been among the main focuses since the lab’s founding years.
Los Alamos played a key role in the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II to develop the first atomic bomb.
Current work centers on nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation and the modernization of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
“I’m a realist and I realize we’re not going to go clean it up overnight.” said Perry.
“But we’re going to make progress and we’re going to send a clear message to Americans that we intend to deal with both the low-level and high-level waste in a thoughtful, safe and appropriate way
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