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Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:02 AM

TRUMP WANTS TO RECLASSIFY RADIOACTIVE WASTE FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO 'LOW LEVEL' SO DISPOSAL IS CHEAP

resident Donald Trumpís administration reportedly plans to reclassify high-level radioactive waste scattered around the U.S. in order to make it easier and cheaper to dispose of.

The Department of Energy intends to relabel high-level radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons as low-level, the Associated Press reported.

Currently, high-level radioactive waste is defined as that which is a byproduct of fuel reprocessing (where leftover fissionable material is separated from the waste) or from nuclear reactors.

Low-level waste, on the other hand, represents around 90 percent of all such waste, according to the American Nuclear Society, and generally comes from facilities where radioisotopes are used, such as nuclear power stations, and local hospitals. Items often include wipes, clothes and plastic.

In the U.S., 90,000 metric tons of nuclear waste is being temporarily stored as successive administrations have grappled to find a long-term solution. Storing nuclear waste safely presents a number of challenges: it needs to be protected from natural disasters, and stopped from seeping into the surrounding water and soil, while its radiation blocked. Thieves must be kept from accessing it, and so too future generations who may not understand how toxic such materials are.

The Associated Press reported the agency said the reclassification would shave $40 billion off the cost of cleaning up after the production of nuclear weapons.

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https://www.newsweek.com/trump-reclassify-radioactive-waste-nuclear-weapons-low-level-disposal-cheaper-1253063

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The evil of this thing currently infesting the White House is relentless.

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catbyte Dec 15 OP
RainCaster Dec 15 #1
williesgirl Dec 15 #2
rickford66 Dec 15 #3
Mz Pip Dec 15 #4
crazytown Dec 15 #5
catbyte Dec 15 #7
spanone Dec 15 #8
Duppers Dec 15 #9
C Moon Dec 15 #6
Duppers Dec 15 #10

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:30 AM

1. Then he can store it at Mara Logo

Sounds good to me.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:37 AM

2. Absolutely!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:41 AM

3. I'm surprised they didn't classify it as a vegetable.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 02:41 AM

4. Put it in little bxes

Next to his ties.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 02:57 AM

5. Nuclear WASTE is not a Nuclear Weapon.

Is high level waste highly dangerous? Can it be used in a dirty bomb? Yeah. But a weapon? No. Even pultonuun waste requires high level reprocessing to be weapons grade.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 11:46 AM

7. What are you trying to say?

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Response to crazytown (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 12:17 PM

8. In that case, McDonalds can bottle it and sell it with a Kids Meal!!!!

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Response to crazytown (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 05:06 PM

9. Did someone say it was?

It is highly toxic to all animals' and human health.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 03:43 AM

6. Trump golf courses would be nice disposal places.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 05:08 PM

10. My thoughts too. Mar-A-Lago.

But I suspect that property will be forfeited in coming years.



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