Yucca must open

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Bravo on your Oct. 28 editorial “We need Yucca now.” I get the Nuclear Townhall newsletter and it highlighted the editorial.

I have been following nuclear technologist Kirk Sorenson, formerly of NASA, who is championing liquid fluoride thorium reactors. He provides a brilliant overview. Yucca Mountain not only is one of the safest places for spent nuclear waste, but if LFTR gets adopted in this country, we will have plenty of energy to power pulse lasers and possibly use much of the untapped energy from spent fuel rods, even after years of storage at Yucca.

If our politicians in Nevada were smart, they would turn Yucca into a win-win for the state and get paid by all the states to take the waste and turn it into energy.

It’s all going to be possible. It just takes educating the public to put pressure and demands on the politicians. It also takes the will of a country to get it right!

Jill Watson

Stateline, Nev.

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Riverman1 11/03/13 - 07:22 am
Watch Out SRS

Nuclear waste is going to end up in the most Republican voting community the Democratic administration can find. The whole thing is political to them.

KasparHauser 11/03/13 - 07:33 am
History Sucks

Paybacks are a... sour lollypop(?)!!

Suggest you read how the 'Publicans under Chickenhawk Reagan shoved Yucca down the throats of Nevada before you start whining about a wet-my-pants daydream. (Hmmm, shoved down their throats seems to be a bugaboo with the Bagger Brotherhood that the AC loves, except in this case because the Dems are really Kommunists).

Perhaps you should read the Blue Ribbon Commission's report on this subject to get perspective and some idea of how other countries have made this work, without the politics you obviously believe in or you would not have feared someone else using it on you.

It's online and FREE!

Oh, that's right, don't let some informed opinion turn your black-and-white world even to greyscale, much less color.

deestafford 11/03/13 - 09:42 am
Could someone please explain to me why the Democrats are

against this project? All I hear from them is the environmental aspects they create out of thin air. I know there must be more to it than that. Is it to get the votes of the ''watermelons"...you know those who are green on the outside and red inside? Trying to get those votes is like trying to get something they already have, sort of like the black vote.

t3bledsoe 11/03/13 - 07:07 pm
Yucca mt.

In my opinion, Yucca Mt. was terminated as a political favor to Se. Harry Reid!!

KSL 11/03/13 - 11:27 pm
Yep, bledsoe. He is almost as

Yep, bledsoe. He is almost as evil as Obama.

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