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Energy Department to stop collecting nuclear waste fee

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The federal government has been charging a nuclear waste fee, but starting today, the Energy Department will no longer be collecting that money.

If you're paying extremely close attention to what you pay for electricity, you might notice a small change in your utility bill. Since 1983, the federal government has been charging a nuclear waste fee, but starting today, the Energy Department will no longer be collecting that money. 

Ralph Vartabedian, reporter for the LA Times, joins the show to explain. 
 

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