Discussion in 'Energy' started by JBeukema, Mar 28, 2011.
US Stores Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods at 4 Times Pool Capacity | Dissident Voice
Pasta. Lots of pasta.
Of course, there is absolutely no chance of a major unforeseen disaster happening here.
I find it comical that people complain about overstorage of spent fuel rods when the government did have a plan, but the plan was basically scrapped due to regional issues, NIMBY/BANANA and pavlovian "NUCLEAR IZ BADZ" responses.
Guess what? If you look hard enough you will find geological faults just about everywhere. They are the equivalent of a doctor calling any unknown mark on your skin a "spider bite".
If we would get our heads out of our asses and recycle nuclear fuel, we could reduce the amount stored by 95%
But some idiots in DC passed a law banning the recycling of nuclear fuel.
Skull, can you cite your source for that '95%'?
America does recycle it.
Into case hardened military hardware missile responses.
It's a "let our enemies deal with the radiation" kind of thinking which takes time as one can only deal with so many wars at a time.
Certainly more worrisome than the relatively small amount of mercury in CFLs.
There Is No Such Thing as Nuclear Waste - WSJ.com
We could actually recycle more than 95% of all spent nuclear fuel. France has been doing it for decades and all of their unusable nuclear waste generated over the last 3 decades is stored under the floor in one room of La Hague.
We are truly missing the boat because of our short sightedness and baseless fears.
A modern day salting the earth? Salting the earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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