Monday, March 28, 2011

Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage - A Danger In The US

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Japan's situation just highlights the dangers we've got here in the United States, reports this LA Times article, Unsafe at any reactor - U.S. nuclear plants are storing increasing amounts of highly radioactive spent fuel in pools that are vulnerable to accident or attack. New safety policies are needed.

I guess this is yet another conversation around setting priorities. I was just reading about how environmentalists want to shut down a local golf course to save endangered frogs and snakes, Sharp Park Golf Course - Environmental Controversy.  After reading about the U.S.' situation with spent nuclear fuel, I think we need raise this nuclear issue above things like protecting endangered species

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My two cents. What do you think?

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