[ RadSafe ] High Level Waste to WIPP

ROY HERREN royherren2005 at yahoo.com
Mon May 21 16:28:52 CDT 2012


    It pains me to write this, but you wrote "I personally see no reason that 
WIPP could not manage
high-level waste".  What is your best Bill Clinton type of a definition of the 
word "no"?  Did you mean "no" legitimate reason, or perhaps "no" scientific 
reason?  Certainly you didn't mean to exclude "political - Not In My Backyard 
(NIMBY) reasons....   It could be argued that the half life of NIMBY, at least 
in the minds of those who are dead set against anything remotely having to do 
with Nuclear Power, exceeds the length of the half life for all known 
radioactive isotopes combined.  ;-)  The NIMBY Luddites are perfectly content 
with the current status quo that is slowly killing the Nuclear Industry.
 Roy Herren 

From: Dan McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com>
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List 
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Sent: Wed, May 16, 2012 10:06:06 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] High Level Waste to WIPP

Dear Christopher:

Having been heavily involved over 4 years in the Performance Assessment
group for the WIPP, I personally see no reason that WIPP could not manage
high-level waste.  I was involved with the development of the GRASPINV
inverse groundwater modeling code written to model / calibrate the
transmissivities with measured heads for the the Culebra Dolomite - the
pathway to the accessible environment.

Dan ii

Dan W McCarn, Geologist
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Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
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On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM, <Cmtimmpe at aol.com> wrote:

> The article presented in this URL:
> _
> http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2012-05-10/srs-nuke-waste-if-not-yu
> cca-mountain-what-about-new-mexico?v=1336691258_
> (
> -mexico?v=1336691258)
> is  interesting more because of the comments than the content.  The
> commenter's  all harp on the fact that putting HLW in WIPP is illegal.
>  Somehow,
> they  seem to forget that laws are changed all the time to respond to
> various
> changes  in our worlds.  I'd like to see more of the nuclear community
> respond to  such negativism.
> Christopher  M. Timm, PE
> Vice President/Senior Project Manager
> PECOS Management  Services, Inc.
> 505-323-8355 - phone
> 505-323-2028 - fax
> 505-238-8174 -  mobile
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