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Duluth is a safe haven for nuclear waste, and that's a good thing

The Duluth News Tribune says the Lake Superior region is perfectly suited for entombing nuclear waste and that before area residents reflexively cringe, they should consider the benefits.
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The Duluth News Tribune says the Lake Superior region is perfectly suited for entombing nuclear waste and that before area residents reflexively cringe, they should consider the benefits.

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