more yucca news

Message posted by gary on February 13, 2002 at 0:39:08 PST:

Long article, but here is the first paragraph:

Radioactive Wastes: The Risks on the Rails
Last Summer's Tunnel Fire Would Have Ruptured Containers, Contaminating Baltimore, a Report Says
The nuclear industry says transport is safe

by Mike Adams

The metal containers designed to carry spent nuclear fuel from the Calvert Cliffs plant and other reactors to a proposed storage site in Nevada would have failed if the transport train had been engulfed in the estimated 1,500- degree heat of the Baltimore rail tunnel fire last summer, according to a consultant's report prepared for the state of Nevada.
More than 300,000 people would have been exposed to radiation leaking from the containers, built to withstand 1,475 degrees for 30 minutes, said the report compiled by Radioactive Waste Management Associates, which was hired by Nevada's Agency for Nuclear Projects.

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