29 September 2009

Fears arise - where will waste go without Yucca?

Nuclear sites around the country fear being the alternative Yucca Mountain, the future geological repository and home to the nation's nuclear wastes.

With the closing of Yucca Mountain the Obama Administration and USDOE are scrambling to find a solution to the nation's nuclear waste. There was no back-up plan in place.It seems as though the existing nuclear sites will be the de facto dumps for their waste until another viable option is decided.

Read more of the article to hear communities' input whom face the existing waste storage problem.

1 comment:

  1. The fact that there's no alternative to Yucca Mt. means that we need to remain vigilant in the effort to stop Hanford from becoming the default national waste repository. The decision needs to be scientific, not political or convenient.