as U.S. Fails to Pick Site,” has received a lot of media attention today. While it should be and is appreciated that Bloomberg writes about radioactive waste issues at all, the article in reality is a lot like one about the sky being blue, or water being wet.
With 14 reactors total, and 11 constantly producing more high-level radioactive waste (HLRW) in the form of irradiated or “spent” fuel, as it is called, it’s no wonder we’ve accumulated over 9,000 tons of the nation’s HLRW in Illinois.
You may have wondered all this time whether the Fukushima disaster is as bad as is being reported. Or, whether nuclear power is a good way to combat climate disruption. Or, whether nuclear critics are being too harsh on the nuclear industry and its regulator agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
If you are sincere in your questioning, then you must set aside the time to hear – from the horses’ mouths – the answers to those questions: