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A geological disposal facility will only be built if we can find a safe site that has suitable geology and a community that is willing to host it.
The ponds were abandoned after they were overwhelmed with spent fuel in 1974.
A particlar problem arises from the sludge that has accummulated at the bottom of both ponds and skips, which requires especially careful handling. The sludge has to be kept under water in order to prevent its spontaneous ignition.
originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: Silcone Synapse
Deep storage isn't going to work. Surface storage isn't going to work.
originally posted by: capragenus
Ohhhh would never thought I would have seen that area on ATS.
I myself am from this area