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Energy Department proposes first new nuclear waste site by 2021

Washington Times -- The Department of Energy unveiled a new nuclear waste plan Friday strategy which calls for the creation of an interim storage site by 2021.

According to a story first reported by the Washington Guardian, the Obama administration will ask Congress to approve the plan in hopes of opening a full-scale storage facility by 2025 — and a permanent geologic repository by 2048.

All of the sites would be chosen with the consent of the host communities.

The Energy Department’s move Friday marked the Obama administration’s first key action on nuclear waste since canceling plans to discard nuclear waste from power plants at the Yucca Mountain geologic repository in Nevada.


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honda0105
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Oldzin: many of us probably feel that same way.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 2:56:19 PM

Do it...
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:51:57 AM

..."key action"...

THAT was "key" action???
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 1:19:18 AM

Energy Department proposes first new nuclear waste site by 2021. I thought Yucca Mountain was the ultimate nuclear respository, now they want another location? In certain cases nuclear waste will be generated but limit the generation of nuclear waste so waste storage sites can be kept to a minimum. And don't take so long for a permanent waste site selection.
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JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 11:36:39 PM

Why does that sound scary to me?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:10:45 PM

Set it up in Washington, D.C.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:09:17 PM

I'LL BE DEAD BY THEN!
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:07:15 PM

Way too long.
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Sell and repent....but sell again!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:03:38 PM

Sure thing --- NOT.
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jdevlin
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:03:21 PM

All sites seem to temporary. They never get to the permanent one.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:03:13 PM

How about Afghanistan?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:02:05 PM

long wait
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:58:47 PM

Nuclear waste is a danger to the world.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:58:39 PM

@WeasleyOC, your comments might have more weight if you bothered to use the spell checker.

Perhaps something you need to "evolve" towards.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:58:06 PM

hope it works out good
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:57:57 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:57:11 PM

The Washington Times is not exactly what I would call a reliable source of anything.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:55:46 PM

Great idea, @wayoung56, but isn't that how Godzilla was created?

In all seriousness, decades of burning coal have dispersed tons of mercury into the air, only to have it settle into our very sizable oceans. Result? We have to watch how much fish we eat because of the mercury in their bodies.

So, maybe the oceans don't do as great a job at dispersal as you might think.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:54:52 PM

ya.......ok
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:52:20 PM

Please tell us what the Republicans would do that would be any better, @FlogNut.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:52:02 PM

Nuclear waste has the potential to be the worst environmental diaaster known to man. It has the potential to wipe out all future generations of our families on earth. There presently is not a safe method of either destroying or storing nuclear waste and many scientists say that there never will be as it takes thousands of years to breakdown!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:51:40 PM

The community that gets it will get far more money than a fly ash disposal site and be more safe to boot.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:50:58 PM

I want to know which state will say, "Okay, build a nuclear waste dump in our state."

Outside of Las Vegas, Nevada is already one of the most sparsely populated regions in our country and they said no to building one at Yucca Mountain.

Who else wants to step up?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:49:20 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:46:12 PM

This is a great idea
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:46:06 PM

Good to plan...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:45:33 PM

Sure, in my backtard
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:44:18 PM

This sounds like it would be good.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:38:05 PM

Federal agency doesn't have a clue what's going on. It's totally amazing that we haven't had more accidents
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:35:02 PM

This is a good idea
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:33:29 PM

Wow, that's a long time
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:32:59 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:32:33 PM

how about building plants..?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:26:43 PM

It's gotta be put somewhere.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:26:32 PM

A permanent repository by 2048???? Typical that the government plans to take 35 years to accomplish something. Assuming that they actually meet this timetable which is unlikely. The only thing this administration seems good for is wasting taxpayers money.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:22:52 PM

Where will Obama be after he leaves office?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:22:51 PM

And when will we have nuclear cars?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:22:02 PM

"All of the sites would be chosen with the consent of the host communities."

That pretty much dooms the whole project thanks to NIMBY and the Tree Huggers.

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:18:06 PM

Finally...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:15:43 PM

mess
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:15:36 PM

By 2021 who knows what will happen?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:13:55 PM

Sink it in a mid-ocean trench where dilution will negate the effects of any leakage. They had to refine the stuff from existing materials to begin with, nothing new has been created, dilute it and put it back in environment...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:10:42 PM

Let's store it in a safe place like outer space
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:10:15 PM

gotta go somewhere
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:09:01 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:08:01 PM

i thought they have been funding a program in nevada for decades....
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:07:24 PM

I nominate Atlanta.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:05:59 PM

I will be surprised if this makes it through the political wickets.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:05:49 PM

would be awsum to a way to convert the waist into engery...
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