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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] nuclear waste train routes
> Hi there,
> I have heard rumers that a nuclear waste train runs through my local
> villiage of Poleworth (Nr Tamworth-Middlands) and im looking for
> evidence supporting this to make it public knowledge if the rumers are
> true, can you help?
Two articles about the transport of radioactive materials are:
Packages for spent fuel are robust and very secure containers known as
'Type B' packages. They also maintain shielding from gamma and neutron
radiation, even under extreme conditions. There are over 150 kinds of
Type B packages, and the larger ones cost some US$1.6 million each.
And please note that there is no waste resulting from your nuclear
reactors. The fission fuel goes into the reactor, energy is produced,
and the spent fuel comes out. This spent fuel still has more than 95%
of its energy production potential. It can be reused many more times.
It is not waste. It is saved and will be used in the future to produce
inexpensive electricity. Detractors refer to this valuable material as
waste because they want to fool you into thinking that it is a bad
problem. It is not. It is a very valuable resource.
Randal Leavitt ---------- gnupg public key: bbbad04d