Nuclear Waste, Shmuclear Waste
American and Israeli scientists (from the great and little Satans) have developed a drug that can protect against radiation (seen via Meryl Yourish). If this protects against radiation damage in general, we won't need Yucca Mountain. Just stuff the nuclear waste in plastic bags and send it to the landfill.
And furthermore …
If fallout is no longer a problem then … ORION SHALL RISE!