Reclassify, dilute, disperse and pass the responsibility on to local councils landfill services and to the public unaware they are buying products that may be made from “recycled” radioactive scrap metal. This is happening here in the UK as well as America. This blog post is a Good analysis of what is happening in America, which mirrors here in the UK . For some years we tried to get The Environment Agency and Lillyhall landfill to admit that they were recieving radioactive wastes….they repeatedly denied this saying there was NO radioactive waste entering the landfill.. Hiding behind the new classification of “exempt” The truth of course is that the pathway to landfill was opened and even higher activity waste was dumped “accidently”
USNRC Comment: Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0077 Due Jul 24 2015, at 11:59 PM ET
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2011-0012-0077 Info on the final rule: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/pdf/2015-06429.pdf Docket ID: NRC-2011-0012 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 10 CFR 60 and 61
They claim to have not anticipated enriching so much uranium in the US, when the earlier rules were written. This appears strange, because that’s when many nuclear reactors were just recently built, and some still under construction, though it was a few years after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Perhaps they didn’t plan on enriching uranium to be exported to other countries, as appears currently the case?
But, there seems to be more to it than that. The real issue here appears to be the diluting of nuclear waste with fillers of various sorts (or mixing more and less radioactive waste together), so that it can be declared sufficiently low level waste for responsibility…
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