[ RadSafe ] [NucNews] Forest Service Approves Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Despite 26-year-old Environmental Review
K. L. McMahan
kb60127 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 3 17:02:57 CDT 2012
" On the other hand, I have heard Yucca Mountain described as "only" 100
miles from Las Vegas, so I'd like a more quantified description. "
Yucca Mountain abuts the western boundary of the Nevada Test Site (Las Vegas
is SE of NTS). NTS, of course, was the site of many atmospheric and
underground nuclear tests.
Kim McMahan, CHP
Oak Ridge, TN
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] [NucNews] Forest Service Approves Grand Canyon
Uranium Mine Despite 26-year-old Environmental Review
I am actually impressed that Mr. Cohen is astute enough to favor
reprocessing; his tone sounds like an activist, and so many activists choose
not to become familiar with the technical aspects of the thing they are
active against (or for, for that matter).
Personally, I am not keen on mining anything in an area that can accurately
be described as "near" the Grand Canyon, as I consider the Canyon of greater
worth than what is taken from the ground (and if it is really, REALLY
needed, it will be there later). On the other hand, I have heard Yucca
Mountain described as "only" 100 miles from Las Vegas, so I'd like a more
If Mr. Cohen is not talking about reprocessing Spent Nuclear Fuel, then his
statement about "huge deposits of DU" around nuclear power plants is
confusing, unless my previous statement about activists not knowing what
they are talking about applies.
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