According to Dr. Helen Caldicott MD, the uranium processing plants that produce DUF6 are extremely toxic to the environment. They destroy the ozone at an alarming rate, releasing over 90% of all of the ozone destroying CFC in the nation. The rays of the sun that come through the thinning ozone layer causes skin melanomas … Continue reading DUF6 Depleted Uranium Storage – Accidents, Safety and Environmental Issues
The above video explains reasons why densely packed spent fuel pools should be emptied into dry cask storage, especially those spent fuel rods more than 5 years old. But there are many problems with the 'dry cask' storage method, as the article below illustrates so well. Nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson talks about dry cask storage at … Continue reading Dry Cask Long Term High Level Nuclear Waste Storage Problems And Issues
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyRachel reports; "To make that nuclear reaction that makes that heat, those uranium pellets are the fuel. And just like any fuel, it gets used up eventually. Your 12-foot-long fuel rod full of those uranium pellet, lasts about six years in a reactor, until … Continue reading Rachel Maddow – The Problem With Radioactive Spent Fuel From Nuclear Reactors
According to the article; Human Health Problems at Two of the Most Polluted Places on Earth, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina is an 802 square kilometer complex that has been severely polluted by five decades of Nuclear Weapons production. It is now rated as one of the top ten most polluted and toxic … Continue reading Savannah River Site; Most Severely Radiation Polluted Place on Earth?
Nuclear Spent Fuel Disposal/Storage technology in Sweden is at a very well developed stage. Sweden is one of those countries that is transitioning away from nuclear fuel. Their plan is to close all their nuclear reactor facilities and decommission them permanently. Germany has made that same decision to close all plants by 2022. http://youtu.be/v2kchdJ_Z68Japan has shut down … Continue reading Nuclear Spent Fuel/Radioactive Waste Storage