Photo Gallery: Germany's Nuclear Waste Headache
02/21/2013
German has a major nuclear waste problem. For almost 50 years, the former Asse...
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German has a major nuclear waste problem. For almost 50 years, the former Asse II salt mine in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony has been used as an underground repository for nuclear and other harmful waste. Some 126,000 barrels of nuclear waste are in the massive mine complex. To make matters worse, the system of tunnels is in danger of collapsing.