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EnergySolutions Defends Foreign Nuclear Waste Plan - ABC News

There are 34 comments on the abcnews.go.com story from Dec 24, 2009, titled EnergySolutions Defends Foreign Nuclear Waste Plan - ABC News. In it, abcnews.go.com reports that:

EnergySolutions Inc. has started airing commercials critical of a U.S. congressman who wants to prevent the company from importing Italian nuclear waste for disposal in Utah's west desert.

The company is fighting a bill in Congress sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, that would ban the importation of foreign low-level radioactive waste unless it originated in the U.S. or served a strategic national purpose.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Dec 24, 2009
It has come to this.

We are; economically, a European colony again.

Thank you GOP foremding the American Century.
crazy ox3thongy

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#2 Dec 24, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
It has come to this.
We are; economically, a European colony again.
Thank you GOP foremding the American Century.
It's ok bill_mr. let it fly n relax!
leo from post oak

United States

#3 Dec 24, 2009
2,000 tons of low level radioactive sand from kuwait was dumped in idaho land fill several years ago. "merchants have no country." quote from thomas jefferson
Blow

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Dec 24, 2009
Bunch of cry babies.

The west desert or Utah is a shit hole. In fact, the west desert is much prettier than downtown SLC.
Lance Winslow

Campbell, CA

#5 Dec 24, 2009
leo from post oak wrote:
2,000 tons of low level radioactive sand from kuwait was dumped in idaho land fill several years ago. "merchants have no country." quote from thomas jefferson
There are billions of cubic yards of contaminated dirt, millions of tons of low level waste, and enough radioactivity in spent fuel rods to kill every human who has ever lived, and you're concerned about a few sandbox refills?
DCK

Lakewood, OH

#6 Dec 24, 2009
leo from post oak wrote:
2,000 tons of low level radioactive sand from kuwait was dumped in idaho land fill several years ago. "merchants have no country."
So what? Idaho is one of the most naturally radioactive states in the Union.
DCK

Lakewood, OH

#7 Dec 24, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
There are billions of cubic yards of contaminated dirt, millions of tons of low level waste, and enough radioactivity in spent fuel rods to kill every human who has ever lived, and you're concerned about a few sandbox refills?
How are you going to kill anyone with contaminated dirt? There is also enough water to kill every human who has ever lived. What is your point.
Algernon Sidney

Lakewood, OH

#8 Dec 24, 2009
If they bring in enough, the health of the people in the state may improve.

Since: Apr 08

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#10 Dec 24, 2009
Energy Solutions should be shot and quartered.

How's that for an opinion?

Oh, snatch up thier citizenship papers and send them packing. That is, unless they want to live in a house over the waste the profit from. Yepper. Watch your children grow into the world you dump on others.
Bum

Salt Lake City, UT

#11 Dec 25, 2009
Energy Solutions Rules.

Utah is a shit hole. Why not treat it as one?
DCK

Lakewood, OH

#13 Dec 25, 2009
Tooth4U wrote:
Energy Solutions should be shot and quartered.
To satisfy your mindless hysteria?
clone benson

Bryan, OH

#14 Dec 25, 2009
countries who cant get rid of there waste, should not have nuclear power to begin with,go figure, and we should not supply a dumping ground for these ill planned problems with nuclear waste, they have mountains ,start digging or tunneling
gauge

United States

#15 Dec 25, 2009
What? Then how would the politicians get their kick backs, free jet travel, golf and spa treatments for the wife while he gets a blow job?

Get real Man. It's about playing the game and enjoying it. We won't live here forever and Utah is the perfect place for it. BY even said so.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#16 Dec 25, 2009
DCK wrote:
<quoted text>To satisfy your mindless hysteria?
If you had half the mind I do, it would be hysterical.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#17 Dec 25, 2009
The operation of nuclear reactors generates astronomical lquantities of radioactive garbage of several types, the amount of radioactivity generated being in direct proportion to the amount of electricity produced. In one year of operation, a 1000 megawatt nuclear power plant generates fission products ( such as strontium-90 and cesium-137) in a quantity equal to what is produced by the explosion of 23 megatons of nuclear fission bonmbs , or more than one thousand bombs of Hiroshima-size .

Hoiw much of the garbage can we afford to let loose into our enviorment, be it in dirt packed or other means waste in this threads example dumped in Utah? There are good estimates of the number of cancers, lukemia's and genetic diseases which will occur per unit of radiation exposure.

As I previously said. Those profiting from this 'safe' practice should be made to build thier houses above the waste, if its so safe.

Since: Apr 08

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#18 Dec 25, 2009
This speaks as well to the state of Utah goverment for allowing this practice to occur. Someone is getting paid off big time.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#19 Dec 25, 2009
Tooth4U wrote:
The operation of nuclear reactors generates astronomical lquantities of radioactive garbage of several types, the amount of radioactivity generated being in direct proportion to the amount of electricity produced. In one year of operation, a 1000 megawatt nuclear power plant generates fission products ( such as strontium-90 and cesium-137) in a quantity equal to what is produced by the explosion of 23 megatons of nuclear fission bonmbs , or more than one thousand bombs of Hiroshima-size .
Hoiw much of the garbage can we afford to let loose into our enviorment, be it in dirt packed or other means waste in this threads example dumped in Utah? There are good estimates of the number of cancers, lukemia's and genetic diseases which will occur per unit of radiation exposure.
As I previously said. Those profiting from this 'safe' practice should be made to build thier houses above the waste, if its so safe.
But it is only radioactive for a few years, right?
Real Lance Winslow

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#20 Dec 25, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>There are billions of cubic yards of contaminated dirt, millions of tons of low level waste, and enough radioactivity in spent fuel rods to kill every human who has ever lived, and you're concerned about a few sandbox refills?
All the used nuclear fuel that has ever been spent can fit into about one high school gymnasium, further, the natural uranium mines are also radio-active you know. Nuclear makes sense, it's a good form of abundant energy. Stop using my name.

Since: Apr 08

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#21 Dec 25, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
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But it is only radioactive for a few years, right?
Not really. Cessium 235 has a half life of 10,000 yrs. Do they make public what is in this mess they are dumping?

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#22 Dec 25, 2009
The proponents of nuclear energy, including the induestry and the U.S. Goverment,virtually never address the third element in the equation while promoting Nuclear Power because they know they cannot produce caredible answers to it. The waste radioactive by- product.
( I will elaborate on the first two later)

Instead, they want us to assume that by some miracle outside of human expierience, the third element will solve 'itself', while they go on to discuss their effortsto solve the fourth problem ( namely the permanent waste storage).
Thus, the public is offered long and learned discussions about just where the radioactive waste will be buried, what form it will be in- such as liquid vs. solid, and whetherif can be contained in the burial sites for the requisite number of thousands of years.
This is not the problem. The real problem, for which there is not and never will be a credible solution, is what I choose to call the loss of radioactivity 'on the way to the bank". And I shall discuss how very close to ZERO the losses to the bank must be, in order to avoid a public health disaster. First however, lets look at the find job they do in diverting public attention from recognizing the real problem.

It is no accident that the discussion promoted by the nuclear advocates carefully circumvents the most serious problem, namely how much radioactive garbage is lost on the way to the bank. That being the storage of said material. The reason is simple enough. THe public has demonstrated that it is extremely concerned about the generation of radioactive waste/garbage by the nuclear industry. Even some goverment officials have expressed concern, which in itself is a first order miracle.

If the public gets to understand that the 'unsolvable' problem is the extent of loss into the enviorment 'on the way to its resting place', the public will be horrified and likely to demand the end of this pernicious technology. But if no one tells the public about the really hopeless part of the problem, the public's attention can be diverted to debates on the realtive mrerits of burial in salt, burial in bedrock, or even burial at sea. So successful is this ruse tht even parts of the so called "anti-nuclear' movements , more prevalent 15 yrs ago then now, are takne in.

Some discussions of 'safe' storage range from the absurd to the uttlerly ridiculous.

Year back we found Dr. James Schlesinger propose that we rocke the radioactive waste to the Sun. LOL.

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