Category Archives: Nuclear Waste

Book review of “Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste”

A book review by Alice Friedemann of “Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste” by William M. Alley & Rosemarie Alley. 2013. Cambridge University Press. [ It is outrageous that on top of climate change and using … Continue reading

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A Nuclear spent fuel fire at Peach Bottom in Pennsylvania could force 18 million people to evacuate

[ There are excerpts from two articles from Science and the National Research Council (NRC) below. In the latest NRC 2016 report “Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants: Phase 2” … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste will last a lot longer than climate change

[ Anyone who survives peak fossil fuels and after that, rising sea levels and extreme weather from climate change, will still be faced with nuclear waste as both deadly pollutant and potential weapon.  The worst last an awfully long time. … Continue reading

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Decommissioning a nuclear reactor

[ Below are excerpts from the 7 March 2012 NewScientist article: How to dismantle a nuclear reactor about the costs and challenges of dismantling nuclear power plants in Europe. Other decommissioning news: 2016011-26 Fukushima decommissioning costs to soar. Fukushima decommissioning … Continue reading

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Getting rid of nuclear waste. Senate hearing on bill 1240

This post is about a Senate Hearing on nuclear waste bill S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013. Here are a few important points, followed by excerpts from the hearing. What’s at stake if we don’t store nuclear … Continue reading

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Shocking state of world’s riskiest nuclear waste sites

Pearce, F. 21 January 2015. Shocking state of world’s riskiest nuclear waste site. NewScientist. An urgent clean-up of two of the world’s most dangerous radioactive waste stores will be delayed by at least five years, despite growing safety fears.  The … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste disposal in boreholes drilled into earth’s crust

[I recommending you also read my book review of Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste by William M. Alley & Rosemarie Alley. 2013. Cambridge University Press to understand how serious the problem is.  Alice Friedemann  www.energyskepticlcom … Continue reading

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GAO 2012 Spent Nuclear Fuel

[ If we don’t clean up nuclear waste while there is still the energy and a functioning financial system to make it happen, it won’t.  Yet another nightmare for future generations.  Shameful.  Disgusting.  Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks … Continue reading

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Nasty, toxic life-threatening nuclear waste will be left for future generations

[ Below is an excerpt from the 7 March 2012 NewScientist editorial Fukushima’s dirty inheritance. Since human population growth was enabled to grow from 1 to 7.5 billion because of fossil fuel production (highly correlated, their exponential growth curves match), … Continue reading

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