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I have never been a fan of nuclear energy because the waste associated with it is so problematic and deadly. It lasts for thousands of years and can cause widespread contamination due to bad handling or terrorism. We can hardly manage waste that is created day to day in our communities. How can we effectively plan sound waste management of highly dangerous and radioactive materials for thousands of years? Nuclear power plants are storing massive amounts of radioactive waste on site because there is no national repository for the stuff.