Panel backs new storage site for nuclear waste

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WASHINGTON — A commission created to find a safe way to dispose of the nation's nuclear waste is considering a plan to build one or more storage sites to replace a long-planned nuclear waste dump in Nevada.

The 15-member commission said today it is leaning toward a plan that would store used reactor fuel in steel and concrete structures built at a site or sites to be determined.

The commission released a draft recommendation at a meeting today. The Obama administration created the panel last year after canceling a longstanding plan to bury waste at Yucca Mountain, a remote site 100 miles outside Las Vegas.

The draft recommendation does not identify any proposed site, nor do commission members agree on whether there should be one or several sites for a nuclear dump.

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jrbfromga
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jrbfromga 05/13/11 - 03:30 pm
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Right, less spend billions
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Right, less spend billions more of tax dollars for a waste facility and once completed, decide not to use it. Why don't we use the one we have. It doesn't get much more remote than 100 miles outside Las Vegas.

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 05/13/11 - 04:10 pm
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Nevada does not want to be

Nevada does not want to be the nation's nuclear cesspool. In all fairness, if you make nuclear waste, you've earned the right to keep it. It can be dry cask stored on site for at least a few centuries. And the people who made it will have to pay the guard bill, not the unfortunate taxpayers at large.

seabeau
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seabeau 05/13/11 - 04:23 pm
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They may not want the waste,

They may not want the waste, but they sure did jump on the construction jobs involved at Yucca Mnt.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 05/13/11 - 05:21 pm
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Do you suppose that they are

Do you suppose that they are considering SRS? Funny how the Hawaiian birth child and his committee seemed to omit the only pertenate question. Where!

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gaspringwater 05/13/11 - 06:10 pm
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Many people live in Nevada

Many people live in Nevada and most didn't have a construction job on Yucca Mountain nor get a dime of the government's money either. But look at it this way. If the government hasn't wasted the money on Yucca Mountain; they would have wasted it somewhere else. Nature of the beast.

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