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Thu May 7, 2020, 04:35 PM

Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency's bid to relax rules on radioactive waste

About time this toxic topic gets its day in the headlines.


https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/07/nuclear-regulatory-commission-radioactive-waste

Nuclear waste

Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency’s bid to relax rules on radioactive waste

Nuclear Regulatory Commission keen to allow material to be disposed of by ‘land burial’ – with potentially damaging effects
5/7/2020


The federal agency providing oversight of the commercial nuclear sector is attempting to push through a rule change critics say could allow dangerous amounts of radioactive material to be disposed of in places like municipal landfills, with potentially serious consequences to human health and the environment.


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The proposed “interpretive” rule change relaxes the rules surrounding how radioactive materials would be disposed of in unlicensed disposal sites “significantly”, said Hirsch.

If you dump radioactive waste in places that aren’t designed to deal with it, it comes back to haunt you. It’s in the air you breathe, the food that you eat, the water you drink,” he added.


“This would be the most massive deregulation of radioactive waste in American history,” said Dan Hirsch, president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a nuclear industry watchdog non-profit, about a proposal that would permit “very low-level” radioactive waste to be disposed of by “land burial”.

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Thu May 7, 2020, 05:39 PM

1. This should take care of those who think the Trump administration isn't stupid and malicious.

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Thu May 7, 2020, 08:08 PM

2. Remember what this WH did to Nevada.

They shipped waste there without even telling the Governor, Steve Sisolak. He had already corresponded with the WH before, telling them that his state was NOT going to accept any nuclear waste. But poor man is a democrat. They told him they were holding off, then shipped it there in the middle of the night.

This administration does not give a FIG what anyone else wants. You don't see any dumping of toxic shit near Marma-loco do you ? Or in KY or SC or any other place where he reigns supreme.

You cannot believe a single word that originates from this administration.

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