DOE, D’oh! “Heartland Nuclear Waste Alerts”

28 Dec

DOE: Nuclear waste move to Nevada to start in 2014

Nevada Nuke Dump Route  BUMMER

Nevada Nuke Dump Route BUMMER ??!!!

                                    I-40 W

Nuclear Waste: Indian Point NY, Oak Ridge TN t0 Nevada and Beyond;

Solar, 1,946 known lethal isotopes, FUKU and YOU!

nichols on nuclear  twitter
* * *
Hi Bob……Could Lucy crank this DOE / Oak Ridge / Nevada piece out as a little blog, including your comments???  It sure would cut thru the crap fast! Thanks.
L.
All reactors leak all the time. See the new harbor at Fukushima, with gallows. Now.
lucy in the sky with diamonds
From: du weapons <duweapons@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013
Subject: Fwd: Not good

“DOE: Nuclear waste move to Nevada to start in 2014”

“Well, the boys at Oak Ridge decided to move that [stuff] outta there to Nevada.
“Regulatory” agencies fell into line to get it all “authorized” during the mind [f**k] end of year time.  It is intensely radioactive, and it gets worse as it decays.
The stuff is:
75% U235
10% U233
“impurities” are [stuff] like U232. All fissile.
All buried 40 ft deep. A whole lot of “gadget” fixings.
Rather like the extinct Easter Islanders.”
Bob

I Spit on Your Grave | Veterans Today

www.veteranstoday.com/2013/03/08/i-spit-on-yourgrave/

 “….But, who knows the name of your local random murderer – your local Pro-Nuker?…”
flag distress signal

Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

(Reuters) – German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.

The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022.

They will be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and bio-mass…..

More…..

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/26/us-climate-germany-solar-idUSBRE84P0FI20120526

bill casey quote

nevada doe doh

DOE: Nuclear waste move to Nevada to start in 2014

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/doe-nuclear-waste-move-nevada-start-2014

By STEVE TETREAULT and KEITH ROGERS
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Trucks hauling dangerous uranium waste from Tennessee for burial in a landfill at the Nevada National Security Site will start rolling early next year despite objections from Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is powerless to stop them, federal officials said Tuesday.

Department of Energy officials insisted the strategy will be safe despite questions about the suitability of disposing potent, highly radioactive nuclear material in trenches deeper than 40 feet in the southeast part of the former Nevada Test Site.

Kevin Knobloch, chief of staff to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, said Nevada cannot veto the disposal plan at the government’s self-regulated site, 65 miles north of Las Vegas.

That leaves the state — if it chooses — with the possible threat of legal action or intervention by Nevada’s congressional delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., as remedies for DOE’s plan.

In the face of opposition from Sandoval, Knoblach said the DOE has pledged to “work very closely with state and local authorities to make sure we are listening to concerns, answering questions, sharing information.”

 The DOE planned to start shipments last spring but put the campaign on hold when it became publicized and caused Nevada officials to declare a new uneasiness over them. Among other things, the waste is an unusual form that raised questions whether it fits the criteria to be buried at the security site alongside other contaminated debris from government cleanups.

For a state that fought tooth and nail against the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, the prospect for another type of highly radioactive waste to be buried in the state also was unsettling to environmental activists and some leaders.

If Nevada failed to put a foot down about the uranium material, or at least try, what other forms of nuclear waste might the government look to ship to the Silver State?

Sandoval and Moniz this summer assigned aides to meet on uranium waste and other matters that have created scratches in the long relationship between Nevada and the federal government over operations of the national security site.

The DOE’s plan calls for moving 403 canisters of nuclear-power fuel remnants to the Nevada site from Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The once-liquid waste from a 1960s reprocessing plant in upstate New York was solidified and baked inside steel canisters at the Oak Ridge lab, where it has been stored in a historic Manhattan Project building since the mid-1980s.

The canisters containing a ceramic mixture of three uranium isotopes — U-233, U-235 and U-232 — will be transported to Nevada National Security Site as part of an environmental cleanup of the Tennessee site. DOE officials say they prefer to begin the shipments early next year.

Mark Whitney, environmental cleanup manager at Oak Ridge, said between 50 and 100 shipments would be made over a period of 18 months to three years.

In Tuesday’s conference call with reporters, Whitney acknowledged that the majority of the waste material, 76 percent, is uranium-235, the same atom-splitting isotope that has been used in some nuclear bombs that were tested during the Cold War at the Nevada Test Site.

He said 10 percent of the waste consists of another atom-splitting isotope, uranium-233, though the cocktail of uranium waste is commonly referred to as U-233. Uranium-233 is also a nuclear bomb material and will be around at least 159,200 years before half of its radioactive punch decays to safer levels.

Despite the atomic bomb materials that DOE officials say are benign because neutron-absorbing ingredients have been mixed to reduce the risk of an accidental nuclear reaction, Nevada officials have said a greater concern is an impurity that in the hands of terrorists could be turned into a “dirty bomb.”

The impurity is the other isotope, uranium-232. Though it has a much shorter half-life, roughly 70 years, waste containing it requires heavy shielding and must be handled using remote-controlled cranes.

And as it decays, U-232 creates a new menace: thallium-208. That offspring emits short-lived but intense, deadly gamma rays that are, in a nutshell, “radiotoxic” — or biologically harmful to the human environment. Anyone tampering with the uranium-tainted waste in the canisters to extract material for a dirty bomb would risk death from gamma ray exposure.

Because of the high percentage of atom-splitting bomb ingredients, the material should not be permanently buried as low-level waste in a landfill because it doesn’t meet Nuclear Regulatory Commission low-level radioactive waste guidelines, said Michael Voegele, former Yucca Mountain Project chief scientist who works as a consultant to Nye County.

Some critics have noted the DOE quietly changed its waste-acceptance criteria in May so that the Oak Ridge canisters could be disposed of as low-level waste that’s five times more radioactive than previously allowed.

SEE THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:

DOE: Nuclear waste move to Nevada to start in 2014

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/doe-nuclear-waste-move-nevada-start-2014

mon nuke waste disposal

A. “Indian Point Energy Center, Buchanan, NY, United States”, did you mean: 1 Indian Point Energy Center 450 Broadway, Buchanan, NY

B. Oakridge National Laboratory, Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN

C. National Security Site, N2S2, Nye, NV

SORT OF LIKE, HANDS ACROSS AMERICA, HUH?  “NUKES ACROSS AMERICA”  :/

Suggested routes

  1. 2,861 mi, 43 hours
    I-40 W
Driving directions to Nevada National Security Site, N2S2

“DOE: Nuclear waste move to Nevada to start in 2014”

Nevada Nuke Dump Route  BUMMER

Nevada Nuke Dump Route BUMMER ??!!!

This route has tolls.
Indian Point Energy Center
3 Buchnan , Peekskill, NY 10566
10548
1. Head east toward Broadway
0.4 mi
2. Take the 1st left onto Broadway
0.3 mi
3. Continue onto John Walsh Blvd
0.4 mi
4. Turn right onto Louisa St
0.5 mi
5. Turn left to merge onto U.S. 9 N
1.5 mi
6. Turn left onto US-202 W/US-6 W/U.S. 9 N/Jans Peek Branch
0.2 mi
7. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit ontoUS-202 W/US-6 W/Bear Mountain Bridge Rd/Grand Army of the Republic Hwy

Continue to follow US-202 W/US-6 W/Grand Army of the Republic Hwy
Partial toll road
4.2 mi
8. At the traffic circle, continue straight ontoUS-6 W
2.6 mi
9. Continue onto New York State Reference Rte 987C/Palisades Interstate Pkwy S (signs for Palisades Pkwy/New Jersey/New York City)
15.5 mi
10. Take exit 9W for I-87 W/I-287 W towardAlbany
0.2 mi
11. Merge onto I-287 W/I-87 N

Partial toll road
8.7 mi
12. Take exit 15 to merge onto I-287 S/NJ-17 S toward New Jersey

Continue to follow I-287 S
Entering New Jersey
46.8 mi
13. Take exit 21B to merge onto I-78 Wtoward Easton Pa

Partial toll road
Entering Pennsylvania
107 mi
14. Keep left at the fork, follow signs forInterstate 81/Harrisburg and merge onto I-81 S

Passing through Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia
Entering Tennessee
526 mi
15. Take exit 1B to merge onto I-40 Wtoward Knoxville
44.9 mi
16. Take exit 376 for TN-162 N toward I-140 E/Maryville/Oak Ridge
0.2 mi
17. Take exit 376A to merge onto TN-162 N/Pellissippi Pkwy toward Oak Ridge/Maryville
6.1 mi
18. Continue onto TN-62 W/Oak Ridge Hwy

Continue to follow TN-62 W
1.9 mi
19. Exit onto Bethel Valley Rd
3.0 mi
771 mi – about 11 hours 28 mins
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
20. Head northeast on Bethel Valley Rdtoward Alvin Weinberg Dr
1.9 mi
21. Turn left onto Scarboro Rd
1.8 mi
22. Turn left onto S Illinois Ave
1.6 mi
23. Turn left onto Oak Ridge Turnpike
10.7 mi
24. Continue onto TN-58 S/TN-58 Scenic S/Gallaher Rd
3.7 mi
25. Merge onto I-40 W via the ramp toNashville
145 mi
26. Keep left to stay on I-40 W, follow signs for Huntsville/Memphis/Interstate 65 S
3.4 mi
27. Keep left to continue on I-40, follow signs for Memphis
197 mi
28. Take exit 10B to stay on I-40 W towardLittle Rock
11.1 mi
29. Keep left to stay on I-40 W, follow signs for Interstate 40 W/Little Rock

Entering Arkansas
10.5 mi
30. Keep left to stay on I-40 W, follow signs for Little Rock
123 mi
31. Keep right to stay on I-40 W, follow signs for Interstate 40 W/U.S. 65 N/Arkansas 107 N/Fort Smith

Passing through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Entering Arizona
1,343 mi
32. Take exit 48 to merge onto US-93 N/W Beale St toward AZ-68 W/Las Vegas

Continue to follow US-93 N
Entering Nevada
77.4 mi
33. Turn right to stay on US-93 N
4.8 mi
34. Continue onto I-515 N/US-93 N
21.0 mi
35. Continue onto US-95 N/Veterans Memorial Hwy
62.4 mi
36. Take the exit toward Mercury
0.4 mi
37. Merge onto Mercury Hwy
7.0 mi
38. Continue onto Short Pole Line Rd
2.4 mi
39. Slight left toward Mercury Hwy
2.2 mi
40. Continue straight onto Mercury Hwy
14.5 mi
41. Turn left toward Tippipah Spring Rd
8.6 mi
42. Continue straight onto Tippipah Spring Rd
0.2 mi
43. Turn left to stay on Tippipah Spring Rd
3.6 mi
44. Continue onto Back Mesa Rd
8.5 mi
45. Turn left to stay on Back Mesa Rd
21.6 mi
46. Turn right
2.0 mi
47. Slight left
0.4 mi
2,090 mi – about 31 hours
Nevada National Security Site, N2S2
Nye

#######################################

Lucy Occupy and Friends  12 27 13  a

#FukUShima: You will want to see and share this edition:

Lucy Occupy & Friends ▸http://t.co/R2uJ12EgON

https://www.facebook.com/AskAboutFukushimaNow

Fukushima to infinity and beyond

…WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. CARRY ON.

 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: