The problem is not so much in storing the waste as it is transporting it to the storage sites. A group here in Oregon tried for several years to shut down PGE's Trojan Nuclear Plant because of fears. Two years after sucessfully fighting those attacks, PGE decided on its own to shut it down due to bad economics in running the plant. The only difference between that and what the anti-nuke group wanted was that under the PGE shutdown, it got to shift teh cost to the rate-payers rather than to the stockholders. Of, course, they became an Enron subsidiary and had to reoganize anyway.And now the main man in the PGE restructing is a former governor (a liberal BTW) who just admitted he engaged in statutory rape with a family babysitter when he was mayor of Portland 30 yerars ago. While it may be useful to rething the use of nuke poer, I certainly don't want the likes of these PGE jerks managing the cores.