News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

Energy Department to stop collecting nuclear waste fee

Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Listen to story

Download this story 3.0MB

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.