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Australian news, and some related international items

Holtec Nuclear Fuel Storage Raises Concerns; US NRC Says Comments “Outside the Scope”; Still Lets Slip Interesting Facts Suggesting False Advertising by Holtec

This is the company that wants to sell small nuclear reactors to Australia

Mining Awareness +

Holtec casks Diablo Dec. 26 2005 or 2006
Holtec Dry Casks for Spent Nuclear Fuel (i.e. High Level Nuclear Waste) Diablo Canyon Dec. 2005 or 06; NRC or DOE. These are full of hot and lethally radioactive nuclear waste. They are huge, as can be seen in the picture. The sealed containment is only one half inch thick! The outer shell is vented.

This gives a comparative idea of the levels of deadly radionuclides found in “spent fuel” at closed nuclear power stations, and which are to go in these flimsy canisters. Cesium 137 is but one of them.
San Onofre Cesium 137 vs. Chernobyl by Donna Gilmore SanOnofreSafety
San Onofre Cesium 137 vs. Chernobyl by Donna Gilmore SanOnofreSafety
One Curie is 37 Billion Becquerels (37 billion radioactive shots per second).

A lot of important concerns, found in the Federal Register, below, led to the US NRC response: “The comment is outside the scope of this rulemaking…“, which appears automated.

Even so, the NRC let slip…

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October 16, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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