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Nuclear Waste Storage by Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR)


CCNR recommends that the current suspension of licensing decisions by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should be continued indefinitely until the NRC has established detailed plans for the long term management of irradiated nuclear fuel that is not based on the unwarranted assumption that a safe permanent walk-away disposal method will become available within a few decades.

"radioactive cleanup" suggests that we can somehow "get rid" of radioactive contamination -- but we cannot do so


A central fact about radioactivity is that no one knows how to turn it off. Radioactive materials continue to emit atomic radiation at a rate which cannot be influenced by any of the usual factors... NOTHING can be used to speed, up, slow down, or stop the process of radioactive disintegration from occurring.

Don't trade global warming for nuclear meltdowns


The climate change crisis is upon us. The world's leading climate scientists agree that time is rapidly running out and that urgent steps are needed in the next 10 years to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions.

But exchanging global warming for nuclear meltdown is not the answer.