[ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two nuclearreactors

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Feb 16 13:13:00 CST 2010

And, of course, "waste disposal" in connection with nuclear power is
fairly simple in comparison with waste disposal connected with making
the same amount of energy from burning coal.  The longer you let spent
fuel sit in storage, the easier it is to handle for reprocessing.  Spent
fuel, the most radioactive of the waste, is in a very robust form, not
subject to leaching into the environment in any realistic scenario (Yes,
I know that the anti-Yucca Mountain people assume that spent fuel is
slightly more soluble than table salt, but it really isn't).  The volume
is small in comparison the waste from coal.  

It is probably too much to hope for, but if the argument shifts from
emotional "Not In My Backyard" to something approaching rational, we
will all be better off.

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Perle, Sandy
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:43 AM
To: 'Doug Huffman'; 'radsafe at radlab.nl'
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two


More likely than not, true. But Harry will be out come November!



-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Huffman [mailto:doug.huffman at wildblue.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:32 AM
To: Perle, Sandy
Cc: 'radsafe at radlab.nl'
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Obama announces loan guarantees for two nuclear

The godfather of talk radio properly and acutely observed today that
without a proper waste depository this is empty political posturing.
Dirty Harry Reid will not allow our teleprompter in chief to do what is

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