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    issue that he beleives nuclear should be part of our energy future.

    I don't beleive we really can be as adequately informed as possible with including discussion of the real issues here.

    Lack of any mention of the potential for these newly generated radioactive wastes by terrorists for the dirty bombs reflects something.... I'll not charactize speculative to be polite.

    But, even fomer CIA director Woolsey, seems to step back from his prevent ardent support for civilian nuclear technology due to concern over global proliferation, and separately terrorist potential from radioactive materials.

    How much do you think it would cost to set up and enforce no fly zones around all sites at which spent fuel rods are stored in the US.  Is this not more than 140 locations, near big cities.

    The Price-Anderson Act limited industry liability originally to $750 million.  It is now $1.5 billion, I think, but no where near the real-estate values.

    My understanding is that 200 square mile around the 1987 Chernobyl is still uni-habitable.  

    Alverez, a US expert says a fire in a spend fuel assembly from a storage, that loses it's water covering could be almost 10 times as much measured in curies of Cesium 137.

    Let's get all the facts on the table, for public education.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 09:13:03 PM PDT

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