There is no “away” with nuclear waste storage
May 4, 2017 – Visitors from Texas, Michigan and Vermont call on us to work together for safer solutions
Rose Gardner watches the trucks filled with nuclear waste from around the country roll through her rural community on the Texas-New Mexico border. She’s worried about the plans to create a “high level” nuclear waste (HLNW) facility in her town — so-called interim storage — because there is no permanent U.S. storage solution for the most toxic stuff on earth. Besides that, the communities of Andrews County, Texas and Eunice, New Mexico are already impacted by an array of environmental contaminants.
Rose is a grandmother, owns a flower shop, and is an active member of the local Sierra Club Chapter. She became active in environmentalism when a company called Louisiana Energy Services applied for a license to enrich uranium with gas centrifuges for nuclear fuel rod production five miles from Eunice, raising concerns that the uranium waste could contaminate her water, air and land. Keep reading
Seabrook’s Dry Cask Storage
Nuclear Spent Fuel & Homeland Security, The Case for Hardened Storage:
Spent Fuel Storage at US Nuclear Plants May 2012, Congressional Research Service
Courtesy of: James D. Werner, Section Research Manager
C-10 Petition for NRC Rulemaking
The NRC has docketed our petition and it has been assigned Docket No. PRM-72-6.