5 MILLION DIE OF RADIATION POISONING..


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July 30, 2065 - 5 MILLION DIE OF RADIATION POISONING...An earthquake
measuring 8.6 struck western California and across Nevada into Utah--
causing Radiation leaks from Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository,
in Nevada. Winds carried the poisoning southeast covering the city
of Las Vegas, 100 miles away....

This of course is the headline we never want to see.....BUT!!!

Earthquake could cause flooding of Yucca Mountain repository
September 2, 1997 Courtesy of the University of Colorado


Sunday, July 26, 1998
Scientists discount ground water problem
at Yucca Mountain

State officials say serious problems exist
at a planned nuclear waste storage site,
despite a panel's conclusion.

By Tony Batt
Donrey Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON -- A presidential panel
of scientists has concluded there is no
evidence to support a former federal
geologist's theory that ground water rises
at Yucca Mountain, making it unsafe for
nuclear waste storage.
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review
Board criticized the findings of Jerry
Szymanski "because of the pervasive
presence of unsubstantiated
interpretations."
The board reviewed 11 reports
submitted by Szymanski in January 1997.
Several of the reports were written by
Yuri Dublyanksy, a geochemist for the
Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences.
Additional material provided by the
office of Nevada Attorney General Frankie
Sue Del Papa also was reviewed.
In a response released Friday, the
board detailed three conclusions:
--The reviewed material does not
make a credible case that there is
ongoing, intermittent ground water
activity at Yucca Mountain or that large
earthquake-induced changes in the
mountain's water table are likely. --------Meaning it could happen!
--While additional research on Yucca
Mountain's ground water activity may be
useful, it should be given lower priority
than other important issues regarding the
performance of a nuclear waste repository.

--To resolve the ground water issue,
federal and Nevada scientists should work
together to determine if fluids reached
elevated temperatures at Yucca Mountain
within the last 100,000 years. -------------What? 100,000 years!!!
"It's nonsense," Szymanski said of
the board's conclusions. "I think it shows
how far this nation has gone down the road
to (building a nuclear waste repository
at) Yucca Mountain, and they feel there is
no way out."
The Department of Energy hopes to
open a repository at Yucca Mountain to
store highly radioactive spent fuel rods
from nuclear reactors by the year 2010.
The technical review board oversees the
department's studies of the mountain, 100
miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Del Papa questioned the board's
objectivity even though four independent
scientists served as consultants.
"Obviously, we're disappointed," she
said. "We were hoping the board would be
independent enough to do an independent
review. We intend to stay the course
because we're strongly convinced there are
serious problems related to this site."
This was not the first time
Szymanski's theory has been reviewed. In
1992, a 17-member panel of the National
Academy of Sciences unanimously concluded
there was no evidence to suggest water has
risen within Yucca Mountain.
Rising ground water could disqualify
Yucca Mountain as a repository site
because the water could corrode waste
containers and carry off their potentially
deadly radioactive contaminants into the
environment.
Even though Dublyanksy's research
appeared to confirm Szymanski's theory,
the technical review board said the new
reports do not "significantly affect the
conclusions" of the National Academy of
Sciences panel in 1992.
"Although the data generally appear
to be of good quality, often there is poor
or insufficient documentation of important
details," the board said.
The board's consultants cited the
"apparent selective use of information ...
Important dissenting information is not
mentioned or discussed."
Szymanski defended the accuracy of
the reports. "There is no scientific doubt
regarding the validity of our findings or
the validity of my suspicions when I was
with DOE," he said.
Szymanski resigned from the Energy
Department's Yucca Mountain Project in
1992 following a dispute over the
project's scientific integrity. He now
works as a consultant to the attorney
general's office, which hopes to collect
scientific evidence for legal battles
against the Energy Department.

Brought to you by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
http://www.lvrj.com/
 


What is Yucca Mountain?

 

Over the past 15 years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been studying a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine whether it is a suitable place to build a geologic repository for the Nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste

Yucca Mountain is located about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Yucca Mountain is on the edge of the Nation's nuclear weapons test site, where more than 900 nuclear tests have been conducted. This unpopulated land is owned by the federal government.

Yucca Mountain is a flat-topped ridge running six miles from north to south that has changed little over the last million years. Based upon what is known about the site, disruption of a repository at Yucca Mountain by volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, or other geologic processes and events appears to be extraordinarily unlikely.

Yucca Mountain has a desert climate. This is important because water movement is the primary means by which radioactive waste could be transported from a repository to the accessible environment. On average, Yucca Mountain currently receives about seven inches of rain and snow per year. Nearly all the precipitation, about 95 percent, either runs off or evaporates. Geological information indicates that the regional climate has scarcely changed over the past million years, and the long-term average precipitation has been about 12 inches per year (comparable to that of present - day Santa Fe, New Mexico). Even if this were to be the case in the future, it is believed that most of the water would run off or evaporate rather than soak into the ground and possibly reach the repository.

A repository would be built about 1,000 feet below the surface and 1,000 feet above the water table. Any precipitation that does not run off or evaporate at the surface would have to seep down nearly 1,000 feet before reaching the repository and through another 1,000 feet of solid, dry rock before reaching the water table. The groundwater in the region is trapped and does not flow into any rivers that reach the ocean.

http://www.studycommittee.org/wiym.htm

PROPOSED RULES: Nuclear waste repositories: Yucca Mountain Site, NV; suitability guidelines, 67053-67089 [FR Doc. 99-30668]

Changing the Rules in the Middle of the Game:
The Story of the Proposed Yucca Mountain High-Level Nuclear Waste Dump

http://www.cnic.or.jp/action/events/archive/20000622/kevin-e.html


Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Not a Good Place for Nuclear Waste
http://www.no-nukes.org/prairieisland/yucca.html  

Yucca measure loses backing of lawmakers- March 23, 2001
http://www.lvsun.com/dossier/nuke/  

It has been in the interests of the nuclear weapons and nuclear power industries to downplay the health effects of radiation. Open Letter About Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste
http://www.nativeweb.org/pages/legal/moret.html  

Why Nevada is Opposed to Yucca Mountain
http://www.igc.org/citizenalert/fctshts/yucca2.html

PLUTONIUM MIGRATION HAS SIGNIFICANT IMPLICATIONS FOR WASTE ISOLATION AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN : In September, 1997, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories reported that plutonium from an underground nuclear weapons test at Pahute Mesa on the Nevada Test Site had migrated almost a mile from the where the test took place. This finding contradicts DOE predictions about how fast plutonium can move through the underground rock. Until now, DOE and its scientists had contended that plutonium movement would be very slow - several inches or feet over hundreds of years. The discovery that plutonium has moved almost a mile in less than 30 years has major implications for DOE's plans to isolate spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, since such wastes contain nearly 1,000 tons of plutonium that remains extremely dangerous for tens of thousands of years.
http://www.state.nv.us/nucwaste/yucca/plut01.htm

Tribe asks why waste piling up
http://oraibi.alphacdc.com/necona/yucca-mt.html

Petition to DOE: Drop Yucca Mountain as Nuclear Dump
http://www.citizen.org/press/pr-cmep2.htm

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NUCLEAR WASTE - YUCCA MOUNTAIN - NEVADA UPDATE: 29 July, 1998
STUDY BY AMERICAN PATRIOT FRIENDS NETWORK (APFN) APFN@apfn.org
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Yucca Mountain, Nevada
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~smevela/yucca.html


Geologically Young Hydrothermal Activity and its Implication to the
Problem of the High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository
http://www.uiggm.nsc.ru/uiggm/mineralogy/lab436/dubl/yucca/yuccayd.htm

Cross-Section of Yucca Mountain
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~smevela/yucca2.html

YUCCA MOUNTAIN SITE CHARACTERIZATION PROJECT
http://www.ymp.gov/


The Siting of Radioactive Waste Storage Facilities
http://www.soc.iastate.edu/sapp/soc130hwR24b.html

Where I Stand: DOE Assessment of Yucca Mountain a Deceptive Move
http://www.state.nv.us/nucwaste/yucca/loux01.htm

Ground Water at Yucca Mountain: How High Can It Rise?
http://www.nap.edu/index.html


STUDIES OF POTENTIAL YUCCA MOUNTAIN HEALTH EFFECTS
SEEK TO LEARN FROM PAST EXPERIENCE By Marie I. Boutt_
http://www.state.nv.us/nucwaste/yucca/health01.htm


Earthquake could cause flooding of Yucca Mountain repository
September 2, 1997 Courtesy of the University of Colorado
http://www.cyberwest.com/14scwst2.html


Inside Nevada's Yucca Mountain, a five-mile-long loop tunnel is being
bored for what would be the nation's first permanent nuclear-waste
repository. The state wants construction stopped and Congress might
eliminate funding
http://www.seattletimes.com/trinity/photopages/yucca_tunnel.html


Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal (Congressional Research
Service Report #92059)
http://www.csa.com/routenet/data/datasets/97oct3.html


Welcome to the Inyo County Yucca Mountain Repository Assessment Office
http://www.sdsc.edu/Inyo/yucca-pg.htm


NUCLEAR POWER & WASTE
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~smevela/nuchome.html


WASTE LINK
http://www.radwaste.org/


The Yucca Mountain Environmental Impact Statement Process
A Citizen Alert Factsheet
http://www.igc.org/citizenalert/fctshts/yuceis.html


The Yucca Mountain Project:
http://www.ymp.gov/

http://www.ymp.gov/new/index.htm
http://www.ymp.gov/links/index.htm
http://www.nv.doe.gov/

NukeNet Anti-Nuclear Network
http://host.envirolink.org/nukenet/index.html

http://www.envirolink.org/archives/nukenet/index.html

A POSSIBLE ANSWER
AMERICAN HYDROGEN ASSOCIATION
http://www.dcia.com/ifr.html


"Americans have an automatic responsibility to rebel against authority
when that authority is mindless."
Newt Gingrich, 23 July 1998, at the Young America Foundation Conference

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