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Author:  jagdish [ Jul 09, 2017 12:28 pm ]
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The current boss in the US is quite unpredictable. He may decide to proceed with Yucca.

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Jul 31, 2017 12:20 pm ]
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The Battle of Yucca Mountain

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Aug 09, 2017 10:05 am ]
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission restarts Yucca Mountain licensing process

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 2-1 to begin actions related to the review of the Department of Energy's license to build the radioactive waste facility after the Obama administration attempted to scuttle the program entirely.

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Sep 28, 2017 8:14 pm ]
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Officials frustrated over lack of progress on Yucca Mountain

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Meanwhile, nuclear power reactors produce 2,000 tons of nuclear waste every year to produce 20 percent of the electricity used in the United States, said Katie Tubb with the Heritage Foundation. Tubb said “politics” has been the biggest stumbling block to licensing Yucca Mountain, noting that the licensing process was stopped under President Barrack Obama because of opposition by then-Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. But she also noted that the state of Nevada has significant challenges to the license that must be addressed if the process is continued.

Author:  jagdish [ Sep 29, 2017 2:39 pm ]
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The solution could be outsourcing the job of reprocessing. The partitioning of used fuel could split the job of disposal. Fissile could be sold as fuel for fast reactors or thorium fuel. Fission products could be buried in boreholes along with most of radioactivity. Recovered could be used as fuel in fast reactors.
To get over the NIMBY problem, floating platforms could be created for fast reactors.

Author:  KitemanSA [ Sep 30, 2017 1:54 pm ]
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jagdish wrote:
... Fission products could be buried in boreholes along with most of radioactivity. ...
Why bother with bore holes? Cement it into the bottom of the mine it came from and let it decay naturally.

Author:  Cyril R [ Oct 01, 2017 1:33 pm ]
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KitemanSA wrote:
jagdish wrote:
... Fission products could be buried in boreholes along with most of radioactivity. ...
Why bother with bore holes? Cement it into the bottom of the mine it came from and let it decay naturally.


The experience from the Oklo nuclear reactors proves that you can store this stuff just about anywhere you want, as long as it's several hundred meters deep.

Boreholes are interesting as they eliminate expensive underground engineering works. Plus they make heat management rather easy. Drilling holes at least is something we've become rather good at.

Author:  rgvandewalker [ Oct 03, 2017 4:47 pm ]
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Boreholes are the standard system for Finland, which has an authorized disposal process. (AFAIK, the only one!) I agree that they're wasteful.

Author:  jagdish [ Oct 06, 2017 7:31 pm ]
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Mined holes are best left to rejects of uranium milling.

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Oct 17, 2017 12:24 pm ]
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Longtime Yucca Mountain booster in Congress makes his pitch in Nevada

Author:  jagdish [ Oct 18, 2017 12:21 am ]
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Home States get a veto on federal projects in progress.
No say for Home Counties most effected?

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Jan 19, 2018 10:33 am ]
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The Indy Asks: Can Heller, as Reid did, stop Yucca?

Author:  jagdish [ Jan 23, 2018 11:18 pm ]
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The point is can anyone revive a good idea?

Author:  Kirk Sorensen [ Jan 31, 2018 5:42 pm ]
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Lake Barrett: 20 Years Late but DOE Needs to Jumpstart Yucca Mountain and Consolidated Storage

Author:  E Ireland [ Jan 31, 2018 8:45 pm ]
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As these repositories tend to be heat limited, doesn't the amount of waste that would fit into Yucca Mountain increase year-by-year as the average age of the waste to be deposited increases?

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