Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bruce deep thing meeting


On June 13, 2012, the Joint Review Panel for the Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste (DGR) invited the public to attend a technical information session on July 18, 2012 in Ottawa, regarding the proposed design, construction and operational details relating to the DGR.
The objective of the full day session is for the Panel to obtain additional information on the sequencing of specific site preparation, construction and operational activities of the DGR, as well as specific information on such matters as blasting, backfill, and mine water management. This information is needed to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines issued by government for the DGR. The session is not the venue for the testing of information already on the record.

I'm not following this too closely, since it activates my depression, but others with more Serotonin should have fun.  The game, kiddies, is to see if they mention grout or pumping.  Ideally, we want them to make a fatuous promise that there would be no grout and pumping, since that would violate all their 'stagnant pond' assumptions.  They won't say anything specific, but you can see how close they get.

In reality, they won't get down 50 feet before they bring in the grout trains and start pumping out the lake into the lake.  The real trick is to see if this raises any eyebrows, since the panel will have been dissolved by then, and the regulators are sleepy.

Background can be read on Geofish Clarified.

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