Monday, June 27, 2011

Re: [californiadisasters] Diablo Canyon Nuclear Waste Becoming 'Terrible Burden'

What will really torque you off is that there is actually a fuel recycling plant in New Jersey. But eco-nuts have blocked the plant from operating and it has never been used to recycle nuclear fuel. In other words the plant has been built and could operate, but it's blocked from doing so. When some of these people are questioned about radiation, contamination and radioactive half-life, none of them know anything. About that point most of them reveal that they are really anti-war protesters and they want to ban nuke plants because they think they're being used to make nuclear bombs. Most of them parrot what other uninformed people have told them concerning nuclear power generation, instead of finding out the true facts for themselves.

From: Kim Noyes <>
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Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2011 4:19 PM
Subject: [californiadisasters] Diablo Canyon Nuclear Waste Becoming 'Terrible Burden'


Diablo Canyon nuclear waste becoming 'terrible burden'

By David Sneed
The Tribune, San Luis Obispo
Posted: 06/26/2011 08:47:14 AM PDT
Updated: 06/26/2011 08:48:51 AM PDT

Diablo Canyon Power Plant, like many other nuclear plants in the nation, is becoming its own mini Yucca Mountain -- a growing repository of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel.
For years, the identified solution was to bury the waste in a centralized underground storage facility at Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert. However, the Obama administration has canceled those plans.
This means that spent fuel stockpiles at places such as Diablo Canyon won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. This angers many local elected officials who feel betrayed by the federal government.
"This is a terrible burden that we weren't supposed to and shouldn't have to bear," said County Supervisor Adam Hill, whose district includes Diablo Canyon.
State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, agrees. He describes seismically active San Luis Obispo County as "wholly unsuitable" as a long-term nuclear waste storage site.

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