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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Apr 28, 2018 11:53 pm 
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The US DoE should outsource the management of used fuel if they cannot convince the state concerned. The recovered fissile can be used in a fast reactor or later in a thorium reactor. Disposal of fission products is the real issue. Perhaps Russia, China or Australia could do it for a fee.


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: May 10, 2018 11:22 am 
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Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act

This just passed the US House of Representatives 340 to 72.

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-enviro ... te-project


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: May 13, 2018 5:11 pm 
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Yucca Mountain’s Lone Ranger Finally Corrals House Attention

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Visiting Nevada’s Yucca Mountain in 2011 was like walking through a ghost town, Rep. John Shimkus recalled in an interview this week. It was the year after the Obama administration surrendered to fervent local opposition and halted work by the Department of Energy to prepare the site to store the nation’s commercial nuclear waste, even though Congress designated it for that purpose in the 1987 Nuclear Waste Policy Act. By the time Shimkus arrived, empty desks and cubicles sat abandoned where hundreds of people had worked on those preparations, which included submitting an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “They just locked the doors and told everyone to take their personal items and leave,” he said. “When you went back, there [were] still coffee cups on the desk.”


I've never been any great fan of Yucca Mountain but the way that the Obama Administration dealt with it was downright criminal. But like most things they did they encountered no resistance from the pliant media. Billions and billions of dollars utterly wasted.

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A military veteran and former high school U.S. government history teacher, he says his Yucca defense is also driven by his advocacy for law and order. He was furious, he said, when he perceived that the Obama administration ignored the law — the 1987 Nuclear Waste Policy Act in which Congress determined that Yucca Mountain should be the nation’s nuclear waste repository. “To have insider politics, presidential politics break the law, that’s what really got me fired up … just the total disregard for the law by the executive branch,” Shimkus said in the interview.


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: May 17, 2018 2:14 pm 
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There is enough fissile material lying in once used nuclear fuel in the world to serve as nucleus for recycling of U238 and introduction of a thorium cycle. What we see is the biggest holder intent on making a problem out of an asset and UK and Japan fizzling out after separating the fissile.
It will be left to old nuclear Russia and China to carry on the work. Non-nuclear are brow beaten by nuclear haves in developing a sensible nuclear policy.


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