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Posted: 1/14/2002 9:03:56 PM EDT
[b]Nevada Site Picked for Nuclear Waste[/b] "WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Thursday selected Nevada's Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, as the final resting place for tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste. The announcement opens a critical new stage in a 40-year search for a safe storage place for the vast quantities of highly radioactive material now at nuclear power plants and other facilities in 39 states." [url]http://latimes.com/news/printedition/la-000002772jan11.story[/url] I'd think the location should be about 90 miles southeast of the proposed site...
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 9:10:07 PM EDT
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I hope the kids don't start looking funny [:K]
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Can't they just dump it in the ocean? I mean, that's what the ocean's for, right?
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 12:05:23 AM EDT
Give the waste to NSFJojo, maybe it will enhance his ninja powers.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 1:36:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DScott: [b]Nevada Site Picked for Nuclear Waste[/b]
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So [b]thats[/b] why Noah lived so long, no radiation waste in his back yard....now I get it. [}:)]
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 4:31:27 AM EDT
Yucca mountain, which was supposed to be open for business by know, was picked as the depository for high level nuclear waste many years ago. Commercial nuclear facilities have been waiting for the government to make good on it's promise to provide long term storage. Some facilities have exhausted their capacity for storing the highly radioactive spent fuel rods. The spent fuel rods are normally stored underwater in spent fuel "pools", but the utilities are using or looking at "dry storage" to keep their facilities running. Believe me when I say that this is not a good option. The state of Nevada has been fighting the opening of this facility. IMHO, the loss of high paying jobs @ DOE facilities located in Nevada has put a bad taste in their mouth, and we're involved in another round of the political game "What's in it for ME". I just hope that the government will get off the stick and take care of this situation before we have a real crisis involving energy and the environment.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 3:35:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack: It's gonna be so close to us Vegas folks they told us we won't need to brush our teeth anymore [:E]
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Or comb your hair!
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Link Posted: 1/15/2002 3:50:12 PM EDT
OK, let's see: government contract to the lowest bidder, using the cheapest materials, and cheap labor. I'd say them Vegas slots are gonna start glowing in the dark about 6 months after the first delivery.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 3:50:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 3:53:44 PM EDT by Cazador223]
originally posted by DScott: I'd think the location should be 90 miles southeast of the proposed site...
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Go eat sh*t. Tom
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 4:16:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cazador223:
originally posted by DScott: I'd think the location should be 90 miles southeast of the proposed site...
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Go eat sh*t. Tom
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It's a *joke*, Tom. It's not like I'm saying that Vegas is a cesspool or anything, that it has no socially redeeming value, or that it's the modern equivalent of Sodom and Gommorah. This news story did remind me of Stephen King's "The Stand". Ever read it?
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[Last Edit: 1/15/2002 4:24:55 PM EDT by Atencio]
Originally Posted By DScott: It's a *joke*, Tom. It's not like I'm saying that Vegas is a cesspool or anything, that it has no socially redeeming value, or that it's the modern equivalent of Sodom and Gommorah. This news story did remind me of Stephen King's "The Stand". Ever read it?
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heh, I was thinking of The Stand when I read the article. Thing I dont like is they are using the 10 freeway on some of the routes and there is always accidents and congestion on the 10.
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