The containers the U.S. plans to use for nuclear waste storage may corrode

Groundwater exposure could cause the metal and glass binding the waste to break down

Nuclear waste storage beneath Yucca Mountain in Nevada

New lab experiments uncover a potential vulnerability in canisters that the U.S. government plans to use for storing nuclear waste underground, possibly beneath Yucca Mountain in Nevada (pictured).

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