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No nuclear fuel storage near lake Huron

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posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:08 PM
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Yucca Mountain is pretty much finished then they just defunded it''

en.wikipedia.org...





posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: mikell

Yeah,, that’s definitely a government project...



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:11 PM
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Michigan has 3 operating nuke plants and one that they decommissioned and hauled away, But spent fuel is at all 4 places thanks to Jimmy Carter banning shipment or something.


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posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: mikell

Yeah, you can’t remove the spent nuclear fuel....but...you can ship in the fresh stuff...

Fricken geniuses



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Honestly, it's a bit disappointing. It would present less risk buried deep underground than it would in the current storage on site. The biggest complaint everyone had was not wanting nuclear waste so close to such a large body of freshwater. It's completely understandable, at face value, however, most of the opponents to it don't understand that there is already nuclear waste on every shore of the Great Lakes, except maybe Superior.

a reply to: 38181

A very solid idea!

However, as stated, the spent nuclear rods are very dense. On top of that, if the rocket were to undergo rapid unplanned disassembly on launch or in orbit it could present a much worse scenario. Special precautions are taken for launching nuclear fuels into space (in the form of RTGs). Thirdly, not only the rods would have to be launched into space, but also a water filled sarcophagus (lined with boron) to keep the rods from reaching critical mass and creating a meltdown. But, wait! It gets worse! It is also incredibly difficult (ie expensive!) to achieve the velocities needed to effectively slow a rocket down so that it could crash into the Sun.

a reply to: RazorV66

And, if you're Downriver or closer to Toledo, you're within fifty miles of Davis Besse too!




a reply to: Mandroid7

Luckily there's no drilling for oil around there. Also, we have much better maps and surveying tools now. Not that accidents don't happen. Curse you, Murphy!
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posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

You pretty much nailed it.
People have no idea how much nuclear waste is just sitting there out in the open.
Buried back where it came from is so much better.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Here's a handy-dandy map of the nuclear plants around the Great Lakes.



Mind you, that doesn't have the research and testing reactors at various companies and universities. Pretty sure Dow has a decent sized one in Midland.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

Big Rock Point is no more

en.wikipedia.org...






posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: mikell

The map even says as much... However, there are ten or so spent fuel casings there to this day. Right on the surface, just back a few hundred yards from the water.

Edit to add:

I guess only eight. Wasn't too far off from memory.


edit on 6/25/2020 by cmdrkeenkid because: Added additional response.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: Bluntone22

Up here in northern Ontario, small towns have been bidding on being the location for nuclear waste storage.


Yes why not make some money!

Hanford nuclear site area has dramatically high rate of babies born without brains


New data shows babies missing brains at 2,500% national rate in county by nuclear site — Mother: Officials “shut me down the minute I mentioned Hanford!… WE NEED ANSWERS!” — Experts: No birth defect is more extreme; It’s the most significant impact of radiation on developing embryos (AUDIO)

nuclear-news.net...#:~:text=Hanford%20nuclear%20si te%20area%20has%20dramatically%20high%20rate%20of%20babies%20born%20without%20brains,-Posted%20by%20Christina&text='Fatal%20Birth%20Defects%20Surge'%2 0%E2%80%93,is%5D%20not%20compatible%20with%20life%E2%80%A6

All pretty well swept under the rug.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

A 14 inch drill bit can do a lot of damage!
That would have been quite a sight to see happen.



posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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Only partially related to nuclear waste, people tend to forget how much dangerous waste is generated in what we call "Chemical Valley" around Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan. A fair chunk of that is processed and buried in southwestern Ontario and has been for years.

Edit, as a funny sidenote, I can literally see my intersection on the map posted.
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