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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:30 pm

Are nuke waste dumps safe?

[quote]Early on Sunday Oct. 25, an underground fire caused an explosion in a low-level nuclear waste site in the desert 10 miles from Beatty, Nevada, and 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The explosion and fire followed flash flooding that shut down Beatty’s escape routes: US 95 and State Highway 373. The 80-acre dumping ground, closed since 1992, is run by — get this — “US Ecology.” The private dump consists of 22 trenches up to 800 feet long and 50 feet deep, and its older trenches have radioactive waste within three feet of the surface, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Certain types of radioactive material are known to catch fire when in contact with water, so the flooding that struck prior to the explosion may have been its cause. Unfortunately authorities don’t know what sorts of radioactive isotopes are buried in the trenches there. Nor does anyone know either how the fire started or how much radioactive waste burned.[quote]

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Post by Lenzabi on Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:50 am

Ah yes, the part about "clean and safe" Nuclear energy the the Nuke lobby does not like to discuss.

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Post by Stargate on Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:18 am

Yea clean, and deadly. This is crazy.

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