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Ready site for nuclear waste

August 26, 2013

Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materials....

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drugsrus

Aug-26-13 11:37 AM

in my last years as a machinist the company started making what we referred to as "nuclear garbage cans". I heard they are still making them. I wonder where they all went.

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Scarecrow57

Aug-26-13 12:51 PM

Just put the waste in a rocket and fire it at the sun......

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MrBoB51

Aug-26-13 1:26 PM

"I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. I'm glad I'm sitting down. I can't imagine members of my administration, dingy harry AND the NRC breaking the law?!!! In collusion no less. This sort of flagrant law breaking at this level has never happened before! I can assure you all the power and integrity of the DoJ will be on this phoney scandal" Sincerely, Your President.

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DaveGibson

Aug-26-13 7:00 PM

Wrong again. As usual. Seriously, what is wrong with this editor? Is he brain dead?

It is Congress that is the problem, not Obama. They won't fund the licensing of Yucca Mountain. Just more inaction by a do nothing Congress.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-26-13 9:59 PM

Obama honesty??? The statement for Aug. 23 said the federal debt subject to the legal limit set by Congress was $16,699,396,000,000—or $25 million below the current limit of $16,699,421,000,000. Every Daily Treasury Statement since May 17 has also shown the legally limited debt at $16,699,396,000,000, or $25 million below the limit.

During the 100-day period from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, Aug. 25, according to the Treasury, the legally limited debt of the federal government did not change.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-26-13 10:01 PM

I suggest that we send all the nuclear waste to DC, that is where it will do the least amount of harm.

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MrBoB51

Aug-27-13 11:50 AM

From Harry Reid: "I am proud that after more than two decades of fighting the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, the project has finally been terminated." How can you fund a terminated project dave? The other report you might want to read before you make the rest of us puke with your completely uninformed garbage dave is the DOE's own Termination: Yucca Mtn Repository Program which obama signed off on. You did swerve into the truth, sort of. A member of Congress was instrumental in the demise of the project, Senator Harry Reid D-NEV. Stop watching FOX, CNN, MSNBC, you're regurgitating trash. Try doing your own research and get it right or continue to entertain us with your insane 'facts', your choice.

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adkkev

Aug-27-13 12:20 PM

MrBob: CONGRESS defunded the project through an "amendment to the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, passed by Congress on April 14, 2011". Since it takes both the Senate (Democrat majority) and the House (Republican majority) to pass such a bill, I'd have to say that it wasn't just Harry Reid. Harry Reid didn't terminate the project. Essentially Congress did by defunding it in the amendment.

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MrBoB51

Aug-27-13 1:11 PM

Date: 4/11/11: "During a press conference call today, Nevada Senator Harry Reid discussed the impact of the historic budget agreement on the future of the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. Particularly, he highlighted his success eliminating a reckless provision House Republican tried to attach to the legislation prohibiting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from closing down the licensing process for Yucca Mountain". From dingy harrys own web site. As I said, Republicans did not have anything to do with Yucca Mtn. closing down, rather, they tried to save it. You cannot blame this one on Republicans, Bush, racism or global warming. It's settled, obama and reid got what they wanted.

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Pards13

Aug-27-13 4:43 PM

What Harry wants Harry usually gets.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-27-13 6:13 PM

Dave, I agree this time... except that the do nothing congress would be way ahead if it did nothing rather than the wasteful policies of the past 5 years. Do nothing sounds much, much better! Now lets undo the majority of it as we know it has already failed.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-27-13 10:49 PM

Hmmmmm... Odd that Biden was so quiet when, in 2011, President Obama involved the United States in the Libyan conflict without obtaining any such authorization. Now that we appear to be locked into a course which will see the U.S. throwing bunker-busters at Syria, it will be interesting to see whether or not Obama goes to Congress before he acts. If he doesn't, will the Vice President try to impeach his boss? As such, it was vitally important that the Commander in Chief should understand - regardless of Iran's nuclear program - that Congressional permission was required before he started bombing other countries. Not only is it needed, Biden thinks that dropping bombs without it is an impeachable offense.. "The president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran, and I want it on the record and I want to make it clear: if he does, as Foreign Relations Committee chairman, I will move to impeach him. - Joe Biden

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TiredOfTax

Aug-28-13 7:27 AM

Remember when President Bush lied about WMD in Iraq? No me either! When the U.S. led a coalition of nations to depose Saddam in 2003, the belief that Iraq possessed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons as well as a nascent nuclear weapons program was a major justification for the invasion. Failure to locate large stocks of the weapons led to charges that President George W. Bush had lied to lead the United States into an unnecessary war.

The fact of Syrian use of chemical weapons should call the conventional wisdom about Iraq into question. The two countries were linked by their ruling Baathist parties and, as neighbors, engaged in trade, both legal and illegal, before the war. In 2006, Georges Sada, a former general of Saddam’s air force, detailed in his book, “Saddam’s Secrets,” how Saddam had secretly moved much of his WMD material to Syria before the U.S.-led invasion under the cover of providing relief to Syrian earthquake victims.

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MrBoB51

Aug-28-13 7:28 AM

TOT, Democrat 'rules' only apply to Republicans. What I can't figure out is why terrorists killing other terrorists is a bad thing that requires American intervention? We don't need to bomb them, they're doing a good job on their own. Instead of televising planes on the deck and missiles in the air how about televising Cheerleaders on the deck and pompoms in the air?

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usedtolivethere

Aug-28-13 8:08 AM

TOT..cut, pasted, over and out

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usedtolivethere

Aug-28-13 8:09 AM

because you use "nascent" in everyday conversation, right?

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Ron1960

Aug-28-13 8:19 AM

Mr. BOB, I see no reason for the media to show our enemies what we are doing or maybe start doing. The biggest problem in our country is in my opinion the media they report more gossip than they do real news.

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adkkev

Aug-28-13 8:20 AM

MrBob: as the Republicans control the House of Reps, not Harry Reid, please explain how the bill & amendment passed without Republican support. If the Republicans "tried to save it" as you say, then why didn't they block the bill & amendment? Please explain. (and I am not defending Reid ... just asking you for clarification on how this bill & amendment passed)

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TiredOfTax

Aug-28-13 2:00 PM

OK there Shelia you get a pink flower sticker for stating the obvious. Your mommy must be so very proud!

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usedtolivethere

Aug-28-13 4:10 PM

This from the one that accused me of being bigoted against women. Very clever comeback...the most original thing that you've ever posted. I rather doubt anyone will cut and paste your ingenious post so no need to copyright it

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TiredOfTax

Aug-28-13 9:00 PM

And yet your banter has no substance, no to the point interests nothing to contribute except criticism of other posters... a sassy little girl aint ya!

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MrBoB51

Aug-28-13 11:01 PM

Adkkev, I am not inclined to explain something that you can find out for yourself.

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MrBoB51

Aug-28-13 11:32 PM

Ok adkkev, I'll admit you asked the right question. Heres my take: On this occasion the democrats successfully beat back what was in my opinion a completly absurd republican attempt to hamstring the NRC and DoD by taking away their licensing preogative for purely political reasons by trying to inappropriately use a funding mechanism. As a Constitutional Individualist I wont accept that tactic from ANY political party. One of the very few positive democrat actions in the past 7 years, listening to their constituents and some here STILL want to 'blame' republicans. I'm willing to give credit where credit is due but some of you are so entangled in your ideology that you misinterpreted my statement that 'republicans had nothing to do with closing Yucca Mountain, they tried to save it'. Thank you for having the sense to ask that question Adkkev. As I said, you have to look up the details to get the full story.

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usedtolivethere

Aug-29-13 7:42 AM

At least my banter isn't full of hatred

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usedtolivethere

Aug-29-13 7:43 AM

I don't criticize other posters, just you

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