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Energy Department to stop collecting nuclear waste fee

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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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