[ RadSafe ] CNN poll

garyi at trinityphysics.com garyi at trinityphysics.com
Tue Feb 23 16:21:53 CST 2010

I am ignorant of what made it a lost cause.  Can you provide background?  Also, I'ld be more 
inclined to share your hope if there had been even a hint of possibly maybe someday 


On 23 Feb 2010 at 13:47, Brennan, Mike  (DOH) wrote:

Yucca Mountain was a lost cause; trying to force the issue would have
consumed time and effort and probably not gotten anywhere.  I hope that
part of the reason the President chose not to go down that path is that
someone pointed out that as a spent fuel disposal site, Yucca Mountain
was based on a false premise; that spent fuel should be disposed of.  

Spent fuel can be stored in cooling pools until it decays down to the
point where it can't damage itself, then it can be moved to dry cask
storage.  Under any reasonable scenario it can stay there until someone
wants to recycle it into more fuel (and no, I don't accept civilization
collapsing to the point where no one understands the signs, and the last
man and woman wrap themselves around a cask for warmth, all within the
next 50 years).  

"No nuclear waste" is not going to happen, but waste has never been the
technological sticking point with nuclear power.

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