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(Common Dreams)   No one is sure whether used radioactive material can be stored at leaking New Mexico facility, so federal officials are leaving trucks full of the stuff in parking lots just to be sure   (commondreams.org) divider line 22
    More: Followup, New Mexico, telecommunications facility, dumps, radioactive material, parking lots, radiation leaks, nuclear waste, Los Alamos National Laboratory  
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2014-03-06 01:16:10 PM
good plan, I don't see how it could go wrong
 
2014-03-06 01:24:02 PM
Hey guys, these aren't just trucks from the back lot at Fast Freddy's. Jesus, you think they ship that stuff out on just anything? What are the alternatives? Stack it in the parking lot or ship it back? Yeah, let's increase the time its on the roadways so that we can up the chances for a traffic accident, that sounds safer.
 
2014-03-06 01:30:54 PM
Can we kill every NIMBY?
 
2014-03-06 01:37:39 PM

ikanreed: Can we kill every NIMBY?


Ok. But I don't want the burial pit in my neighborhood, let alone my backyard.
 
2014-03-06 01:47:46 PM
Nuclear waste is perfectly safe when stored underground *

*except, when it isn't.
 
2014-03-06 02:07:16 PM
Don't worry, we'll be okay unless something bad happens.
 
2014-03-06 02:07:51 PM

MrSteve007: Nuclear waste is perfectly safe when stored underground *

*except, when it isn't.


You... do realize that the problem is that the anti-nuke people have successfully prevented us from using the underground repository we've already built, right?  And you're just  pretending to be so stupid that everyone even glancing at your posts loses 15 IQ points for trolling purposes, right?
 
2014-03-06 02:34:47 PM

Jim_Callahan: You... do realize that the problem is that the anti-nuke people have successfully prevented us from using the underground repository we've already built, right? And you're just pretending to be so stupid that everyone even glancing at your posts loses 15 IQ points for trolling purposes, right?


And you realize that those anti-nuke folks haven't prevented us from storing nuclear weapons waste underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project for the past 15 years. And from what we've seen of this pilot project, it seems like the fears of the anti-nuke folks is very real, and very realistic. So what if a dozen or more workers have to be decontaminated, the facility has underground fires and surface releases of radiation?

Underground nuclear materials storage is perfectly safe . . .
 
2014-03-06 02:39:30 PM
Just ship it using the USPS and most of it will get lost in the mail. Problem solved.
 
2014-03-06 03:09:50 PM
Remember, nuclear is safe and beautiful.
 
2014-03-06 03:22:12 PM
Screw it just ship that crap to Jersey and store it in the sewers. Nothing bad could happen.
 
2014-03-06 03:27:06 PM
Remember, folks.  Dilution is the Solution to Pollution.  If everyone will do their part and consume just one teaspoon of nuclear waste, we'll have this problem licked in no time.

/repeat as necessary until all gone.
//'all gone' may be people or the waste, we're not sure yet.
 
2014-03-06 03:53:44 PM
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2014-03-06 04:09:23 PM
Can anyone remind me of the name of the treaty / agreement that prevents us from using our spent fuel in breeder reactors?
 
2014-03-06 04:23:34 PM

SordidEuphemism: Can anyone remind me of the name of the treaty / agreement that prevents us from using our spent fuel in breeder reactors?


Maybe?

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

Nobody has agreed to it, yet.
 
2014-03-06 04:24:45 PM

cretinbob:


Just beware the Vault with all the waste barrels in the truck out front. Geckos will swarm your ass. I like using the riot shotgun on 'em. Load it with 4/0 mag shells. Then harvest the corpses for gecko skins and meat.

/ Them's good eatin'!
// minigun works pretty good too
/// sure hope FO4 doesn't suck
 
2014-03-06 04:31:30 PM

SordidEuphemism: Can anyone remind me of the name of the treaty / agreement that prevents us from using our spent fuel in breeder reactors?


I believe a President issued an Executive Order decades ago (I'm thinking it was Carter, but it could have been Ford or Nixon) banning the US from doing this.  As it's just an Executive Order and not a law, it could be overturned by any other President (or ignored completely by the private sector) but hasn't been.
 
2014-03-06 04:47:48 PM
neversubmit:
Maybe?
Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
Nobody has agreed to it, yet.


Geotpf:
I believe a President issued an Executive Order decades ago (I'm thinking it was Carter, but it could have been Ford or Nixon) banning the US from doing this.  As it's just an Executive Order and not a law, it could be overturned by any other President (or ignored completely by the private sector) but hasn't been.

Thank you both.
 
2014-03-06 05:13:24 PM
Good to know you're volunteering your driveway instead, subby
 
2014-03-06 07:50:38 PM

Jim_Callahan: MrSteve007: Nuclear waste is perfectly safe when stored underground *

*except, when it isn't.

You... do realize that the problem is that the anti-nuke people have successfully prevented us from using the underground repository we've already built, right?  And you're just  pretending to be so stupid that everyone even glancing at your posts loses 15 IQ points for trolling purposes, right?


Yes. It has nothing to do with creating huge amounts of nuclear waste. Which wouldn't even be dangerous if it existed. Which it doesn't. No, it's all because some people don't berlieve that dumping it in a hole is as safe as they're told.

LIBBY LIBS
 
2014-03-06 10:26:47 PM
Yuck a mountian
 
2014-03-07 11:33:34 AM
So the government is leaving drums of potentially dangerous materials just lying around... what's the worst that could happen?

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