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  •  What about (none)
    the short term solution for nuke waste while the long term is still being sought and...

    are the costs of waste disposal factored into the overall cost of the project or is it a left out of the costs as a separate item (and how much is the government picking up of the disposal costs?)

    If we knock on our neighbor's door, introduce ourselves, ask their opinion and explain why we're Democrats, we'll win. Howard Dean (paraphrased)

    by philinmaine on Sun Apr 10, 2005 at 04:12:58 PM PDT

    •  yep (none)
      The third item in the proposed list for waste is a form of temporary storage on or near the surface (i.e. without the supposedly hermetic protection provided by geology in the deep storages) whereby the waste could be eventually processed in a better way.

      the production cost does include these end-of-life and waste treatment costs. The exisitng provisions are now going to be allocated with more precision, if I understand correctly.

      10% of production cost for waste and decommissioning seems pretty good. The problem is that it's 10% of a big amount for a long time and such a big pile of money attracts a lot of unhealthy interest, starting with the cash-strapped government...

      in the long run, we're all dead (Keynes)

      by Jerome a Paris on Sun Apr 10, 2005 at 04:18:37 PM PDT

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