Why Nuclear Waste Never Dies, But Kills

May 31, 2017

As Republicans fight over how to budget for nuclear waste in South Carolina, an accident at a nuclear plant in Washington this month state drives home the dangers of working with plutonium. We break down what plutonium is, and why it’s so dangerous. Then, we talk with investigative reporter Doug Pardue about a recent Post and Courier investigation into how residents and workers have fared near the Savannah River Site.