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From: "Eric Swanson" <e_swan...@skybest.com>
To: "globalchange" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:30 AM
Subject: [Global Change: 3072] Re: The staggering cost of new nuclear power
> Besides, coal plants captureAnd what then?
>most of the particulate emissions from the exhaust stack, which would
>also tend to capture the uranium as well.
>We are in Iraq because the supposed threatsThe term "dirty bomb" does not refer to fallout from a nuclear device, it
>of WMD, such as "dirty bombs". The "dirt" in the dirty bomb was the
>highly radioactive component of nuclear waste, i.s., plutonium.
refers to a small explosive device to which some radioactive material (like
cesium) has been added to increase its value as a terror weapon, not a WMD.
>Given the threats presented by all those bad actors out there, doesThe earth contains radioactive elements quite well, and for longer than
>anyone really think that it would be possible to contain all those
>waste products with 100% perfection for 10,000 years?
>Even theThe Government's best efforts are not at YM Nevada, they are at Carlsbad,
>Government's best efforts at Yucca Mountain have not been worked out.
New Mexico, where a waste repository has interred thousands of shipments of
transuranic waste since it began operations almost ten years ago.
> Let's hope we never find out whetherWe already have - it's been done. Nothing happend to the containment, but
>the containment buildings are indeed strong enough to withstand such
the airplane was destroyed.
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