This is a terrible article. The nuclear industry has been under siege? Nice framing. The "industry" deserves to be under siege. There is no such thing as safe nuclear. The toxic life of spent fuel, no resource, is millions upon millions of years. Spent fuel comes out of reactors 1,000,000x MORE radioactive than the Uranium dioxide that goes into the reactor. Spent fuel then continues to become MORE radioactive for the next 250,000 years or longer. Why do nuclear power plants need to even change out the fuel in the first place? It's changed out because it starts to have too much of the most toxic and reactive substance on the planet, with water and air, Plutonium, 2 million times more radioactive than anything else. Also, Plutonium is a nice neutron generator. Spent fuel also has a significant quantities of U-235, also a neutron generator. What's the problem with U-235 and Plutonium if it happens to get a little too warm, a little too wet or a little too much O2? Well, Fukushima Cataclysm on 10 months of absolutely uncontained coriums from no less than three reactors that fully melted down, out and through their containments. Study Chernobyl to learn what we're NOT being told about Fukushima or about nuclear power spent fuel that you absolutely better learn about and need to know. Documentary: "Chernobyl Heart" will set you straight to start.
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Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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