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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by KitemanSA » Jun 10, 2017 4:10 pm

izens of Nevada should be charged with running a bait nsd switch scam. Either step out of the way, or repay all the costs involved with the Yucca Mt effort, with interest!
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Post by Kirk Sorensen » Jun 22, 2017 12:00 pm

Perry says no decision made on interim nuclear waste storage in Nevada
Energy Secretary Rick Perry clarified a previous statement on interim nuclear waste storage, telling a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that no decisions have been made on temporary sites for spent fuel in Texas, New Mexico or Nevada.
Personally I think interim storage in Nevada is dumb because then you'll just have to move the waste twice. I'd favor the old Paducah site for interim storage.



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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by jagdish » Jul 09, 2017 12:28 pm

The current boss in the US is quite unpredictable. He may decide to proceed with Yucca.

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Post by Kirk Sorensen » Aug 09, 2017 10:05 am

Nuclear Regulatory Commission restarts Yucca Mountain licensing process
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.

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Post by Kirk Sorensen » Sep 28, 2017 8:14 pm

Officials frustrated over lack of progress on Yucca Mountain
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.

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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by jagdish » Sep 29, 2017 2:39 pm

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.

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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by KitemanSA » Sep 30, 2017 1:54 pm

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.
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Post by Cyril R » Oct 01, 2017 1:33 pm

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.

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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by rgvandewalker » Oct 03, 2017 4:47 pm

Boreholes are the standard system for Finland, which has an authorized disposal process. (AFAIK, the only one!) I agree that they're wasteful.

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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by jagdish » Oct 06, 2017 7:31 pm

Mined holes are best left to rejects of uranium milling.


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Re: Yucca Mountain

Post by jagdish » Oct 18, 2017 12:21 am

Home States get a veto on federal projects in progress.
No say for Home Counties most effected?

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