Wednesday, January 20, 2010

German nuclear waste to be removed


It was decided to use Asse in the 1960s and 1970s but this is seen as a licensing failure: The complex is in the upper portions of the salt, which are now unstable and increasingly allowing the ingress of groundwater. Ultimately this would be expected to erode waste canisters and allow contamination of groundwater.

Wow! This follows my scenario for the Bruce Waste Fiasco perfectly! Of course, Bruce hasn't even started yet, but one day they will have the nerve to open the environmental review show.


Dominion said...

Whatever happened to the swedes sealing their containment with ferric(ferrous?) iron to prevent dissolution? Just so you know I have paid for your time with clicks. Thanks for the info.

Harold Asmis said...

They are still going with their copper containers. I'll look it up, but I think the iron was just a side effect.