Three mountains are needed now to bury spent-fuel rods and nuclear weapons-processing waste. The bad news is that submarine hulls and cores of commercial nuclear reactors will necessitate a fourth mountain repository, but we can't even open one. It doesn't appear Yucca Mountain in Nevada will open, and I know of no state that wants a mountain repository, which leads to the conclusion that we have all these dangerous wastes and no place to safely isolate them from ourselves.
The article states "I suppose the DOE was emptying its Bad News file ... ". Why is this bad? the submarines served a vital puprpose, they helped to win the cold war, for example. The plan is to isolate the radioactive components from the public, a do-able project. Find something else to worry about.
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