[ RadSafe ] Yucca Mountain

James Salsman BenjB4 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 19:48:59 CDT 2008

Hey Jeff,

I'm not sure of the total of all the different ways fuel storage
containment can breach and how often it has been, which is why I've
asked Dan.

The problem is that the U238 standard was written before the
scientists involved knew to care about things other than kidneys,
which develop a tolerance to uranyl.

It's only going to get harder for the government to find Ph.D.s who
are willing to look the other way when it comes to five of the six
aspects of uranium toxicity in vivo.

James Salsman

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Jeff Terry <terryj at iit.edu> wrote:
> Hi James,
> What is the current rate of large vehicles crashing into the storage pools
> and what do you project the rate  to increase to due to weather events?
> Jeff
> On Jul 3, 2008, at 5:33 PM, James Salsman <BenjB4 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dan,
>> Thank you for your question:
>>> Again, what connection do you bring between
>>> at-reactor spent fuel storage pools and weather?
>> Rapid loss of load caused by flooding or forest fire,
>> leading to cooling needs beyond the scope of the
>> facility will have people in large vehicles scrambling
>> around everywhere and that can not be good for
>> containment.
>> What is the current rate of U238 seepage from the
>> storage facilities?
>> James Salsman
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