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Engineering360: "The end of nuclear fuel reprocessing in the UK"

05/20/2022 3:30 PM

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05/20/2022 3:52 PM
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Re: The end of nuclear fuel reprocessing in the UK

05/22/2022 5:33 AM

As usual, they slid over the most pertinent point: "stored safely in a fuel chain that greatly reduces the overall volume of radioactive waste." They didn't say how much and for how long. Fission nuclear power is the greatest engineering failure of all times. One big mistake and their safety record will be shot to hell. And, a lot of people, too. There is an alternate to fission nuclear power plants but the power would cost more. However, the value would be much greater. The two biggest pollutants on the planet is spent nuclear rods and fossil fuels. And both pollutants could be stopped. We would still have to live with the existing spent rods for thousands of years (maybe they could get it down to 100 years). But, at least there wouldn't be anymore of them to make the pile bigger.

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05/22/2022 11:39 PM

You do realize that uranium is a naturally occurring mineral, and that properly stored nuclear waste products present no danger to the environment or people for that matter...Lead is much more dangerous as is asbestos and dozens of other naturally occurring and man made substances...In fact one might say that the concrete used to build the plant is more polluting than the waste produced...

https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/top-10-worst-toxic-pollution-problems.php

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