Thursday, September 6, 2012
NRC Asks - What are we going to do with all this S**T?
NRC DIRECTS STAFF TO CONDUCT TWO-YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY AND
REVISION TO WASTE CONFIDENCE RULE
Here is the link to the NRC release http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2012/12-098.pdf
"Waste Confidence" is a generic finding that spent nuclear fuel can be safely stored for decades beyond the licensed operating life of a reactor without significant environmental effects. It enables the NRC to license reactors or renew their licenses without examining the effects of extended waste storage for each individual site pending ultimate disposal. - from above cited NRC news No. 12-098
I don't even like the term "waste confidence" but hey, this is a start. I trust this is not a smoke screen to disguise the huge problem of permanent long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel. Did that need to be mentioned yet again?
Posted by Artichoke Annie at 2:34 PM