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High Level nuclear waste by the name of Intermediate Level is just as corrosive to “dry cask containers”

Paul Waldon Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” High Grade waste by any other name would be such a risk.

There has been one, only one successful test of a dry cask to find its safe threshold and that was a recorded drop from 10 meters, all other tests have failed to record the threshold for compromising a dry-cask.

Holtec industries had a reported failure in nine yes 9 different areas of construction of dry-casks, about the time Australia had some nuclear fuel vitrified, so ask yourself did we buy a poor quality dry-cask. Hidry buildup on nuclear fuel and its cladding in the dry-cask is a forever real explosive threat to the integrity of such containment vessels, this has a problem with no current tests able to monitor such issues.

The nuclear industry has acknowledged that stainless steel is susceptible to Chloride induced corrosion with cracking of dry-casks. These minor cracks are likely to develop into truwell cracks that can compromise the dry-casks. The president of one company that produces dry-casks for the nuclear industry whom was present at a Citizens Engagement Panel meeting in Orange County was reported to say “If there was a truwell crack, even a microscopic crack million of curies of radiation would escape through the crack, and it would be impossible to get near the canister or repair it, and he went on to say its not practical to repair these things when they start cracking.”

Transportation of the dry-casks in America is dangerous and illegal if the fuel or cask is damaged. 

March 23, 2018 - Posted by | Federal nuclear waste dump, South Australia

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