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Inside the $19B hole at the center of a nuclear waste controversy

A new push for permanent storage for the nation's nuclear waste is creating a fight over the massive radioactive stockpile. The U.S. is the world's largest producer of nuclear power and the dangerous spent fuel is currently in about 80 sites around the country. They contain an estimated 88,000 tons. CBS News' Jonathan Vigliotti gets a rare tour of the leading potential storage site, outside Las Vegas.
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