Is nuclear waste toxic waste?

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    Yes, absolutely!  According to the first article in the citations, toxic waste is:

    Toxic waste is waste material that can cause death or injury to living creatures. It can be spread quite easily and can contaminate lakes and rivers. The term is often used interchangeably with “hazardous waste”, or discarded material that can pose a long-term risk to health or environment.

    Nuclear waste is also waste material that can cause death or injury to living creatures, since it is known to cancer (which often leads to death).  So, while all nuclear waste is toxic waste, not all toxic waste is nuclear waste, since the definition of toxic waste includes waste made from other chemicals. 

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