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First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead
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We feel this is a technically difficult coal mining area . . .
In the long term, high-level radioactive waste (HLW) will need to be stored in a geological underground repository . . .
Depending on the site, some mines can be used for other purposes . . .
Investigations by the Jersey authorities have revealed that thousands of drums of nuclear waste dumped in the sea just north of the Channel Islands contained plutonium, contrary to claims made by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
...More than 58,000 drums filled with nuclear waste from sites such as Harwell and Aldermaston were dumped 10 miles north of Alderney between 1950 and 1963 in an area known as the Hurd Deep.
..."Some drums disposed of in 1951 contained plutonium/polonium-contaminated laboratory waste, probably from Aldermaston," said Dr Romerill. "While such disposal was permissible at the time, such plutonium-contaminated waste would no longer be considered as "low level'" and would be disposed of deep underground."
originally posted by: ntech
What I would hope for is we get to a Star Trek type utopia where they could go back into the mine and load the stuff onto a cargo carrier. Then just shoot the trash into the Sun and no problems.