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US to burn 100s of tons of radioactive waste from Germany in Tennessee

 
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[...] Mike Johnson, president of the [EnergySolutions]‘s Commercial Facilities Group [...] said the Oak Ridge [Tennessee] facility has probably recycled about 1.5 million tons of radioactive metals since 1996 from foreign sources including Germany, Belgium and Canada.

Rep. Bart Gordon, chairman of the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee [...] has called it a “terrible idea,” saying the United States has enough problems disposing its own nuclear waste. [...]

“It sets a very bad precedent which could result in a flood of nuclear waste being dumped in the U.S.,” said Tom Clements, a spokesman for Friends of the Earth in Columbia, S.C. [...]

[link to www.deseretnews.com]

[...] NRC spokesman David McIntyre said [EnergySolutions] has incinerated foreign waste, including shipments from Canada, Mexico and Brazil. [...]

“There’ll be waste from universities, hospitals — medical facilities — that will be shipped over, if we receive a permit from the NRC to burn it in the incinerator and then return the ash to Germany,” [EnergySolutions spokesman Mark Walker] said.

The company processes relatively low-level nuclear waste, such as workers’ protective clothing, walls, desks and other equipment from old nuclear plants, as opposed to highly contaminated used fuel rods from nuclear reactors. [...]

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon of Murfreesboro [...] said the NRC “lacks the authority to enforce real oversight over this sensitive process.” [...]

Tennessee’s two Republican U.S. senators, Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, said they do not object to the company incinerating foreign waste and returning it to the originating country.

[link to www.oakridger.com]

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[...] “I believe them when they say it [filtration] captures whatever 90 percent they say it captures [...] ” said Don Safer, chairman of the Tennessee Environmental Council. [...]

According to the NRC regulatory guide, breathing is the most common way radioactive material is ingested. When radioactive materials do get ingested, they most often pass through several organs and are excreted within a few days.

Irradiated material passing through a person’s body can permanently change cells, sometimes causing cancer in the host or genetic birth defects in an exposed person’s child. [...]

“It’s rare anymore to burn radioactive waste materials. How rare is indicated by the Germans wanting to ship the stuff over here to burn it,” [Safer] said. “It’s pretty telling that …. it even makes economic sense to do it.” [...]

EnergySolutions officials said they already are treating foreign waste from countries such as Mexico, Canada, the U.K. and Japan, making Germany’s materials a logical expansion of what’s already being done. [...]

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Yep, shit rolls down hill.
If normality is the measure of how well adjusted one is to a profoundly sick society,
then i dont ever want to be normal.
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Will this cause something for the New Madrid fault line? Just wondering if anyone knows.
Can't we all just get along?!
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Yep, shit rolls down hill.
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Maybe this is why Tennesseans have been fucked with so much lately.. Check points ect.....
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No wonder I go to funerals all the time,I live in a nuclear waste dump.This is a stupid idea.
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We already do it...why not do more of it? it makes us money and fucks up everyone that lives around us.

Bunch of assholes. They ought to make them move their families to the immediate area to live permanently
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Ah yes, nuclear energy is so clean...
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hmmm....

usually we send our nuclear waste to third world countries.
what happened?
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If the planet understood the very nature of radioactivity, they wouldn't cart radioactive waste across long distances for any reason.

First, for the interception risk.
Second, for the fallout and contamination risk.
Third, for the temporal distortion risk which affects every living being and technology on the planet. You're going to have dirty radioactive subatomic particless and phenomenon that we haven't even identified yet, zipping around leaving warped out time trails along the path of the shipment.

The best place to put radioactive hazard would be on top of where other radioactive hazard has already occurred, not fresh land. And tons? Let the Germans recycle that waste locally, for their own sakes, not necessarily for the sake of Tennessee.

But okay, I see where this is going in the military industrial replanning. But don't burn it! Recycle it, like for powering new technology.

Then again, it is only reported that the nuclear waste is going to TN. It could be going someplace else without the public's knowledge. Like some company just opened up someplace in Africa called "Tennessee".

Nuclear wasters are so weird.
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Spent rods are the worse .the decommissioned waste is getting every were & has started to leak from Mountain storage facility's here. Burning gets ride of it in the atmosphere & will still be a cloud of radioactive particles that can still do much harm on the eco & water system. But its OK FEMA has a shot the will fix everything.
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Maybe ZOMBIES will come of this?
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Federal authorities have approved licenses allowing up to 1,000 tons of low-level radioactive waste from Germany to be brought to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for incineration. [...]

Don Safer, chairman of the Tennessee Environmental Council, told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the Czech government turned away the waste [...]

“There’s more (radioactive) tritium in the atmosphere from cosmic rays from the sun than what we’d ever emit from there,” EnergySolutions spokesman Mark Walker said last March. [...]

Tennessee is the only state that allows commercial burning of radioactive waste, licensing six incinerators. The state already receives 75 percent of the nation’s low-level radioactive waste — about 41 million pounds per year, according to state records.

With German waste now permitted to enter the U.S. and come to Oak Ridge, Safer expects Tennessee to become “the destination for processing radioactive waste from all over the world.”

[link to www.foxnews.com]

Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942 to help build the atomic bomb. The city is home to a 59,000-acre military area and two giant plants where the bomb was produced.

A post-war newsreel calls Oak Ridge “a city where 75,000 people worked in absolute secrecy on history’s most sensational secret.” [...]

Some of that waste ends up at EnergySolutions’ Bear Creek incinerator plant in Oak Ridge [...] trucks rumble in and out of the plant, leaving behind giant dumpster-sized boxes full of low-level nuclear waste.

“This is definitely typical,” EnergySolutions’ Greg Lawson says. “It’s in and out all day long. I don’t know the average number of shipments in and out, but there’s a lot going on every day.”

[link to www.npr.org]
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Best place for it.

Tennessee is the one place on Earth where heavy metals can' reduce IQ as the inbreds living there are already a maximum stupidity.

Only thing is.... how will anyone be able o tell where the rash dump ends and the res of Tennessee begins?
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Now the US will take the waste from the world for money, US the garbage dump for other countries. Big government and big bankers will live in other countries.
I also read where our National Parks were for sale.
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that waste is going to land in some poor muslim in the form of depleted uranium.
sad world
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If it is so safe why doesnt Germany burn it themselves?
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my ex brother in law is a nuclear wast engineer and guess where he lives..Knoxville.
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If it is so safe why doesnt Germany burn it themselves?
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America isn't even pretending to be a first-world country anymore.
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Jobs and money for the US.

That is a good thing.

But as usual, the sheeple "BAAAAAA" loudly and startle easily, charging to and fro restlessly in their cages...
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Maybe ZOMBIES will come of this?
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Obviously!
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If it is so safe why doesnt Germany burn it themselves?
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germay knows it's not safe.
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If it is so safe why doesnt Germany burn it themselves?
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That is quite likely the most logical question of this thread.

If it's so safe why just not let Germany burn it and keep it instead of transporting the waste between the two countries?

Wouldn't it use less fossil fuels to do so?

The Oak Ridge Facility is less then two hours from me so I could be biased but?????
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