Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Green Nuclear


Formal tone: An editorial saying that nuclear is green.


Anonymous said...

Well sure except for all that pesky radioactive waste.

In March 1998, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) Panel reported to the Canadian government that the safety of a geologic disposal concept had been adequately demonstrated. It concluded that the deep geologic disposal of high-level radioactive waste (spent nuclear fuel or solidified nuclear waste) 500 to 1000 meters (1,640 to 3,280 feet) deep within the stable plutonic rock of the Canadian shield constituted a safe and compliant passive long-term storage option.

The CEAA Panel also recommended the creation of an independent waste management organization (WMO). The WMO, yet to be created, will implement the study of long-term spent nuclear fuel/high-level radioactive waste management options.
I wonder how all that is going?

Harold Asmis said...

Did you know they've transferred all the staff for the Deep Geology Disaster from OPG to this nwmo. Now, I don't have to make fun of the old company, which really tears at my heart!