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Waste dump dropout could cost

Wednesday July 28 3:59 AM ET

More fallout from North Carolina's decision to drop out of a multi-state nuclear waste dump agreement. The Southeast Compact Commission's sanction committee wants the Tar Heel State to repay 80-million dollars it gave to develop the waste site. Further sanctions could include fines and a requirement that North Carolina store low-level radioactive waste from other states until a new dump is built.