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The Energy Department's safety plan for handling containers of radioactive waste before they are buried at the proposed Yucca Mountain dump has become a "fool's errand," according to a major nuclear equipment supplier
The government expects Yucca Mountain to experience earthquakes that produce ground movement comparable to a magnitude 6.5. In such a quake, "pigs will fly before the casks will stay put," the newsletter said.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Uh, I'm in favor of nuclear power, I just believe they need to come up with something a little better than dumping the waste into salt deposits in the desert. What the solution is, I can't say as I'm not a nuclear scientist.