[ RadSafe ] NYT Article on EPA Yucca Mountain Standards

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 14 08:24:38 CDT 2005

I am not sure what you quesiton has to do with my
statement you listed.  What I am saying is the science
is not the only factor that goes into decision making.
 Other factors are initial funding, long time funding,
current legislation, oversight, etc.

--- jjcohen at prodigy.net wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Jacobus" <crispy_bird at yahoo.com>
> To: "Rick Orthen" <rorthen at cecinc.com>; "'radsafe'"
> <radsafe at radlab.nl>;
> <know_nukes at yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:07 PM
> Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] NYT Article on EPA Yucca
> Mountain Standards
> > As for the radioactive waste being sent to Yucca
> > Mountain, decisions are based on politics as well
> as
> > science and economics.  My understanding is that
> > mining and processing new fuel is cheaper.
> John,
>     Could you please cite a few examples where
> science has affected our
> waste managent policies?
> I am not aware of any such instances.
> /

On Oct. 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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