Skip to comments.Ramirez, IBD On Senate Spike Of Yucca Mountain
Posted on 08/04/2009 8:00:00 PM PDT by WhiteCastle
One can measure the dedication of the climate-change crowd in how they approach the zero-emissions technology of nuclear power. Some have realized that the only practical way to replace coal as a source for electricity is to invest heavily in nuclear power. Others, such as Harry Reid and his allies in the Senate, have done their best to shut the door on that path away from coal, which calls into question their motives in forcing cap-and-trade schemes onto the US. Investors Business Daily rips Reid and the administration for blocking the use of Yucca Mountain for safe fuel reprocessing, which would allow for an expansion of electrical production by nuclear power: Killing the storage facility for the spent fuel rods produced by the nations nuclear power industry has long been a dream of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama. Last week, the Senate granted their wish, voting to deny the resources needed to complete a review necessary for Yucca Mountain to open
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It is perfectly safe to encase this stuff in glass blocks and push it overboard in deep, remote parts of the ocean. It will endure intact for tens of thousands of years before escaping, and even if it didn’t, you could dilute all the nuclear waste ever produced in one cubic mile of ocean water, and safely drink a glass every day for the rest of your life. And there are millions of cubic miles in the ocean.