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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Where to store nuclear waste?
After decades of legal and political battles have pushed Nevada’s Yucca Mountain out of discussion as the permanent nuclear waste repository.

But that means tribes like the Prairie Island Indian Community in Minnesota and the Yakama Nation in Washington will have to endure waste storage at temporary holding sites nearby.

Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant
The Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant in Minnesota sits just 600 yards from the border of the Prairie Island Indian Community. Highly radioactive nuclear waste continues to be stored at the site. Photo: Jonathunder

Guests on Native America Calling
Mike Childs Jr., treasurer for the Prairie Island Indian Community

Rose Ferri, project tracking, resource analyst, and cultural resource lead for the Yakama Nation’s Environmental Restoration Waste Management Program

Jonathan Perry, director of the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining and president of the Becenti Chapter on the Navajo Nation

Jesse Deer In Water, community organizer for Citizens’ Resistance At Fermi Two, or “CRAFT”

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