The proposed nuclear waste dump for Texas is by “Interim Storage Partners“– a joint venture between Waste Control Specialists (WCS), which was sold to J.F. Lehman, and French State owned Orano (formerly Areva). The only good things that we can say about this plan, as opposed to competitor Holtec, is that in the event of a nuclear waste disaster, we know where France can be found, whereas we may not be able to find Holtec’s Krishna Pal Singh. In the event of a leak, it will be easier to recover an above ground canister. Both plans are dangerously unacceptable, however.
Mining Awareness 11th July 2019 read more »
Had last Friday’s 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, their lives and those of the state and nation in radioactive ruin. The likely human death toll would be in the millions. The likely property loss would be in the trillions. The forever damage to our species’ food supply, ecological support systems, and longterm economy would be very far beyond any meaningful calculation. The threat to the ability of the human race to survive on this planet would be extremely significant. The two cracked, embrittled, under-maintained, unregulated, uninsured and un-inspected atomic reactors at Diablo Canyon, near San Luis Obispo, would be a seething radioactive ruin.
Eco Watch 12th July 2019 read more »