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Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Tour

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This file photo from 2015 pictures a football-field-sized storage facility on the grounds of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, where 144 20-foot tall concrete casks contain the station’s spent fuel rods. The casks require no power, but are monitored continuously. (APS/Courtesy)

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