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Originally posted by twitchy
One of the captions mentions that after the spent fuel rods are submerged in water for a period of time they are transfered to dry storage tanks that are built to last fifty years... Talk about handing down our problems to our children, hell the half-life of some the crap they are putting in those containers is in the hundreds of thousands of years. Reminds me of an obscure Rod McKuen poem called 'Before the Monkeys Came" for some reason. But hey, there's a buck to be made.
Originally posted by puncheex
Well, it seems to me it's better in a cask somewhere than spread across countryside....
I've got three books of McKuen's poetry on the wall. I especially like Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows.
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by where2oceansmeet
There is a generation now that has no idea about the real danger and the threat of these weapons.
When I was young we learned about the bomb from class room drills and siren tests, what not. That is what stoked my curiosity about them. They have since discontinued any kind of Civil Defense in schools these days. As stupid as "duck and cover" and Tommy Turtle were, it was better than a complete information vacuum.
Thank God for the internet...
And thanks for your reply.
Any ideas about why such training and preparedness faded away?