Waste Full Wednesday

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The Department of Energy, to the consternation of environmental groups, is preparing to transport 6,000 gallons of highly toxic liquid nuclear waste over American roadways.
The liquid waste will be transported in at least 100 to 150 truck trips over a three-year period.

The spent nuclear fuel is “target residue material” containing highly enriched uranyl nitrate—which after processing can be used as fuel. The DOE has spent years planning for the transfer of the waste from Canada’s Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario to the Savannah River Site, a reprocessing facility in South Carolina. It will be transported in at least 100 to 150 separate truck shipments over a period of about three years, encased in cannisters normally used to transport solids that have been retrofitted to handle liquids. For security reasons, DOE won’t reveal the exact timing or routes of the shipments. But elected officials in states it is likely to pass through are concerned about safety.

@ MOTHERJONES

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12 Responses to Waste Full Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Waiting for the radioactive info on this stuff from our very own atomic wizard; Doc.

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  2. micki says:

    For those who might be interested, I am not a FB fan. I rarely post anything there unless it’s related to my volunteer work. I will “like” certain comments but that’s about it. So, I am not an “interesting FB friend.” I’m on FB only because my daughters talked me into it, many moons ago.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Up to the TVD bridge and return again. Took 50 minutes again. 3 birds. Missouri Flat Creek down about 15 cm, still plenty fast and full.

    Day 4: 50+50=100 minutes.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Another nice day. They’ve all been the same pretty much, high today was another 63°.

    Good thing I cleaned out the bird boxes. Caught a couple sparrows this morning, one on the roof of one and it’s mate went inside, probably to inspect the premises.

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  5. º¿carol says:

    It’s been wonderful, watching videos and reading about the town hall meetings around the country and seeing our fellow Americans slapping the republicans around. Watched Michael Moore on Chris Hayes a little while ago and he said this is big, and it’s bigger than when the Tea Party started up. He said the last time this country saw this sort of thing was in 1970, before Kent State, and today is different. Today it’s older people, it’s grandma’s and grandpa’s. He said it started the day after Trump’s election and hasn’t stopped!

    I can’t wait to go up to Lansing in April at the next protest!

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    • Den says:

      The Cheeto-faced Shit Gibbon did bring the country together while hammering down the puggers, tsk, tsk, tsk.

      Unintended circumstances.

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  6. Den says:

    Hitler-face Cheeto-hater Shit Gibbon.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Facebook is anti-liberal:
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58adca13e4b0d0a6ef4705d9?section=us_politics
    Don’t have anything to do with it.

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