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Where the waste goes
Waste is currently stored on site in the 40-foot-deep spent fuel pool, with the water acting as a barrier against radiation.

Supporters say it can stay here for decades until a permanent solution is found. Critics say the problem should be solved before more plants are built.

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Last updated November 02 2009: 3:14 PM ET
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