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Radioactive Waste

What Is Radioactive Waste?

How Risky Is Radioactive Waste and Are There Answers?

 

“Radioactive waste is, fundamentally, the lethal byproducts of the nuclear age. 95% of all the radioactivity created in the U.S, from all sources including nuclear weapons production, is contained in the irradiated fuel—or high-level radioactive waste—from commercial nuclear power reactors.

“Radioactive waste is, fundamentally, the lethal byproducts of the nuclear age. 95% of all the radioactivity created in the U.S, from all sources including nuclear weapons production, is contained in the irradiated fuel—or high-level radioactive waste—from commercial nuclear power reactors.

“Yet even “low-level” nuclear waste can contain lethally-radioactive and long-lived elements, such as Plutonium-239, Strontium-90 and many others. Industry and government proposals to deregulate and “recycle” some “low-level” waste would allow it to be disposed of as normal garbage and enter the consumer marketplace—increasing radiation exposures to everyone.

“The storage—permanent and temporary–and transport of radioactive waste is perhaps the most controversial aspect of the nuclear power issue. No nation has yet solved the problem of what to do with this material, which must be shielded from the environment for millennia.”

http://www.nirs.org/radwaste/radwaste.htm

Radioactive Waste is a guaranteed source of profits for thousands of years…

And when the industry has accidents or disasters, they make even more money.  They get paid to contain the radioactive waste that escaped from their last container.

Now how is that for an idea?

Would you tell your child, “Every time you break something we will pay you a lot of money and keep on paying you until it is cleaned up no matter how long it takes or how poorly you do.”?

Who in their right mind would exempt an industry from liability and reward them for poor performance, stupidity or even criminal negligence?

US politicians collect money from taxpayers and pay it to the radioactive waste industry to contain the wastes from their accidents.

US politicians are paying $2 Billion Dollars a year to build new containment facilities to contain the current leaking containment facilities.  The US politicians have extended the contract twice.

The most recent extension was from 2028 to 2047.  They started in 19189.  At $2 Billion per year, barring any further continuations or price increases, totals to $116 Billion.

There 104 operating commercial reactors in the US.  Each is creating its own little dangerous and expensive stockpiles of Radioactive Waste.

Radioactive Waste is a continuing and ever increasing source of profits for the Nuclear Waste Industry and a continuing and ever increasing source of danger and expense for you and me and anyone else who is not a member of the political elite and their radioactive waste cartels.

Watch this 3 minute 47 second video that demonstrates Radioactive Waste can be eliminated safely and for a fraction of the costs of containment, transportation and storage.

http://zapnuclearwaste.com/the-nuclear-disaster-choice/

Until we terrify politicians with the knowledge they can be thrown from office, they will continue to sell us to the highest bidder and to whatever provides them the most power over our lives.

Go here now and watch radioactive waste eliminated in 11 seconds.  Once enough people know we don’t have to keep dangerous and expensive radioactive waste stored for 27,000 years, we can begin to demand change.

http://zapnuclearwaste.com/the-nuclear-disaster-choice/

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Written by Don Winfield, Senior Editor

 

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