Seattle Times:

The Obama administration's recent decision to withdraw licensing to build a high-level nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain leaves future storage of the Manhattan Project's nastiest goop undecided. Some worry the move means waste could remain at Hanford indefinitely and that nuclear garbage from elsewhere might even join it.
The reason why Obama canceled the project? He has a very important ally in that mountain's state. Dumping the waste in Harry Reid's backyard was not going to make his reelection easy. But if Reid loses...
With the Hanford mess, politics and science cannot be separated.

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