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NPR’s “Justice Talking” Takes on Yucca Mountain & More

Philadelphia, PA.—In wake of a recent decision by Congress to create a nuclear waste repository in Nevada, NPR’s “Justice Talking” spotlighted the Yucca Mountain controversy in debate between advocates Joan B. Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, and Angie Howard, executive vice president of policy, planning and external affairs for the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Yucca Mountain, 90 minutes from Las Vegas, is where Congress, against the objections of Nevada's Governor and its citizens, want to create a nuclear waste repository to hold radioactive waste from over 100 temporary storage sites. Proponents say long-term underground storage at a central location is the best and safest solution to the nuclear waste problem, but opponents warn that the mass movement of radioactive material creates ready targets for terrorists and endangers millions of Americans.

You may have missed this show in Baltimore, because “Justice Talking,” a one-hour, weekly radio program produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, is only aired locally on Sundays at midnight on WYPR. The show, taped in front of a live studio audience, examines cases and controversies that come before the nation's courts.

For a listing of day and time that a station in your area airs the full debate, or to order tapes of previous shows, go to justicetalking.org/tunein.asp. Call 215-573-3623 for more info.


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This story was published on February 10, 2003.
  
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