Thursday, September 16, 2010

US Nuclear Waste to be stored at sites --- forever?


The agency also asserted that "sufficient repository capacity will be available when necessary, but emphasized that the decision does "not signal an endorsement of indefinite storage of spent fuel at reactor sites" while regulators consider the fate of Yucca Mountain in Nevada, a proposed national repository for the waste.

You know when they specifically say that, you're in trouble! I just don't think these containers are very transportable, especially after 60 years. So, they will have to open them, and move the crumbly waste to a transport container. Will anybody do that? Much easier to keep extending the time, until containers start crumbling into the rivers.

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