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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Dec 23, 2016 4:46 pm 
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Perhaps Yucca Mt should be retained as the final repository for the small amount of long lived fission products. In that way they can be VERY densely packed and Yucca could keep accepting such waste for millenia.

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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Jan 12, 2017 11:57 am 
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Wilson introduces new legislation to block DOE from constructing new facilities until Yucca Mountain decision

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U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., introduced new legislation Wednesday that intends to block any new defense nuclear waste disposal facilities while the fate of Yucca Mountain in Nevada remains uncertain, all while emphasizing the need for a pathway out of South Carolina for high-level nuclear waste. The legislation is called the Sensible Nuclear Waste Disposition Act. Yucca Mountain was approved as the U.S. site for high-level nuclear waste in 2002 and was under development until 2010. Funding was cut by an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill, shuttering the project.


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Jan 20, 2017 9:25 am 
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States press Trump to open Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Jan 20, 2017 9:28 am 
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jagdish wrote:
It confirms the value of Yucca as an interim central storage.


Yucca is not and never will be "interim" storage. It is permanent geological disposal. If spent nuclear fuel goes to Yucca it is unlikely it will ever come out. This is why I believe that interim storage in West Texas is a vastly better option and will be much easier to license and approve. You don't have to figure out what will happen to that waste over the next 10,000 years at an interim storage site. It pretty much only needs to be as safe as all the parking lots at nuclear plants across the country where dry casks are presently being stored. If Rick Perry can get interim storage opened up he will have accomplished more as Energy Secretary than all his predecessors.


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Feb 25, 2017 7:56 pm 
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Push to revive Yucca Mountain Project would be waste, Cortez Masto tells Las Vegas group


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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Texas sues feds — including Rick Perry — for failing to license nuclear waste facility


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

$120M proposed to restart work on Yucca Mountain.

So.... Obama's "Blue Ribbon Commission" and eight years of inaction...all a total waste.


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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Perry visits proposed Yucca nuclear waste site

Perry pushes Nevada nuclear waste site in first official visit


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Mar 29, 2017 11:11 am 
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Yucca's getting interesting again...

Decades-old war over Yucca Mountain nuclear dump resumes under Trump budget plan

So here's the really short version of Yucca history: Republicans propose and advance Yucca for 12 years, Democrats dither and delay and dally for eight years, Republicans push and advance Yucca for eight years, Democrats dither and delay and "blue-ribbon-commission" and dally for eight years, Republicans push and advance Yucca...


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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I just realized that the politicos' back and forth reminds me of ATARI's PONG...
Meanwhile the fission products happily count off half-lives...


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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Nevada’s nuclear dilemma: Inside the reignited fight over Yucca Mountain


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
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Heller issues warning to Trump administration over Yucca Mountain


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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Jun 08, 2017 5:39 pm 
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Senator Heller "issues warning"? So, the Trump administration is supposed to do as he says or... what? He's going to vote against the nominee and toss a fit? I mean he has every right to toss a fit but it seems that there's at least a handful of people in Nevada that tried to play the federal government for fools. Senator Reid, as I recall, voted to fund the construction of this waste disposal site and then later comes back to oppose the waste being brought in. It seems that they were fine with getting a bunch of federal money to get jobs in the state but they don't actually want radioactive material put on the site.

I lost sympathy for Nevada a long time ago. They voted for these hypocrites, and votes have consequences. This process was started a long time ago with support from people from Nevada. Heller claiming that not all options have been considered and not giving some options himself just does not work for me. He can say there are other options, and I'm certain that there are, but this one was picked and stopping this now is just throwing money away.

I have more words on this but many of them are not suitable for a family friendly forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Yucca Mountain
PostPosted: Jun 10, 2017 2:53 am 
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The state could be given an option.
Take over the mountain for maintenance without federal funds or let DOE do it and use it according to laws in force.


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