Salt mines are worth billions. Do not ruin them with nuke waste.
In 1977, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) named five sites to be characterized for the potential use as the world’s largest, and possibly only, high level nuclear waste repository (dump). Richton Salt Dome in Perry County, Mississippi, was identified as the site most preferred for a number of reasons. The federal government as it studied the Richton site named it a “zone of national sacrifice.”