In the video above, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver sheds light on some concerning facts about the United States’ problems handling nuclear waste in safe, effective ways. Borrowing the words of another critic, Oliver compares the lack of a disposal plan to building a house without a toilet.

The comedian-commentator points out ways nuclear waste has already affected some Americans’ health and shows a harrowing clip of radioactive alligators (yes, you’re reading that correctly).

And while politicians deliberate and delay dealing with nuclear waste, the comedic segment makes one thing clear: We need a “nuclear toilet” as soon as possible or we could be facing disastrous consequences.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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