The government doesn’t just want a community to accept the nation’s nuclear waste. The government wants a community to want that waste.
A city or town volunteering to serve as the nation’s nuke dump is a better alternative than having the government pick a place, according to a federal commission. A “consent-based” approach would reduce costs and inevitable delays stemming from a not-in-my-backyard fight, Bloomberg reports.
By Carl HoffmanPosted 04.12.2004 at 4:00 pm 0 Comments
What: A 10,000-year storage facility for radioactive nuclear waste
Where: yucca mountain, nevada
Cost: $58 billion
Crux: Approximately 60 miles of access and emplacement tunnels to house stainless-steel waste casks. A robotic transport system of gantries, cranes and railcars.