An estimated $300 billion in gold, copper and molybdenum have been discovered via exploratory drilling near Bristol Bay, Alaska. But extracting the minerals would have serious environmental repercussions, including untold toxic waste.
About Jennifer Santisi
Jennifer Santisi is a freelance science and environmental writer in Washington, D.C. A former writer and editor for the U.S. National Science Foundation, Jennifer now works for a nonprofit science association.
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By 2030, with McCain’s proposed plan, the U.S. will have a total of 184 nuclear power plants in operation producing 3,680 metric tons of waste annually.