High Cost of Nuclear Waste – Chickens Home to Roost; Squabbles over Who Pays

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Sellafield B-29 Facility - The Ecologist
Sellafield B-29 Facility – The Ecologist
Sellafield B30 The Ecologist
Sellafield B 30 The Ecologist
Sellafield fuel pool open zoom to one
Google Aerial View of Sellafield Fuel Pool

America’s most sophisticated nuclear waste facility “WIPP” built for deadly transuranic (plutonium, americium, etc.) remains closed due to this, which ejected plutonium and americium into the outer environment, too. WIPP is not for commercial nuclear waste.
WIPP 22 May 2014
WIPP, 22 May 2014
WCS Nuclear Waste Dump zoom (Texas)
WCS Commercial Nuclear Waste Burial (also taking WIPP government waste “temporarily”). Nuclear waste is also being buried in the UK, France, and planned for Canada. This waste legally leaches deadly radiation into groundwater. It can blow-up, catch afire, like WIPP. The high cost of this cheaply constructed dangerous solution is eye-watering, too. While the above dumps are not for spent nuclear fuel, they contain the same deadly radionuclides (e.g. plutonium, americium, cesium).

Excerpted from Dr. Ian Fairlie’s recent article at the The Ecologist.org:
Dom Crayford via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND)
Sunset over Sellafield … those nuclear liabilities will…

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