In the opinion-page article ``US Needs Fresh Approach to Nuclear Energy,'' Jan. 31, the author states that it would be short-sighted and foolish to abandon nuclear power because now ``we have the ability to address virtually all of the concerns about nuclear power.'' Yet he does not address, nor can anyone yet, the most perilous obstacle of all: what to do with radioactive wastes with half-lives of thousands of years. Frieda Arkin, Essex, Mass.
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