[ RadSafe ] Mescalero SNF Repository
Miller, Mark L
mmiller at sandia.gov
Mon Sep 27 09:02:59 CDT 2010
Politics, for sure. But there turned out to be some major geologic instability problems also, as I recall. That one-two punch pretty much discouraged further effort.
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In the early 1990s, the Mescalero Apache, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, put forth a proposal for interim nuclear waste storage. If I remember correctly, all went smoothly until the NRC actually considered their license proposal. That is when politics stepped in and the proposal died.
John Aperans, RRPT
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As I recall, some years ago there was a community in Utah (maybe Colorado) that
ctively wanted a low-level radioactive waste site and actually campaigned for
t because of the economic benefits it would bring. However, environmentalists
nd politicians from elsewhere swooped down on them and convinced them of the
rror of there ways. I wouldn't be surprised if the same fate awaits the
elected waste site in Canada .
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