[ RadSafe ] NYT Article on EPA Yucca Mountain Standards
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
> > science and economics. My understanding is that
> > mining and processing new fuel is cheaper.
> 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 Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail: crispy_bird at yahoo.com
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