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Bloviating Zeppelin: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Nuclear Waste

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Nuclear Waste


Mr Obaka offered to take the world's nuclear waste yesterday.

And already there are respondents.

Canada jumped at the offer: nuclear radwaste, here it goes -- from Canada -- and here it comes, United States:

To secure a widespread agreement, he (Mr Obaka) needs allies. Mr. Harper obliged, paving the way for what the President hopes will be a flood of other countries who will commit to sending the U.S. their huddled mass of spent enriched uranium for safe storage. "This sets an example of co-operation for others to follow," the Prime Minister said, noting Canada will also save money currently being spent on security.

But here's where the irony comes in, the bit of tongue-in-cheek.

One must naturally ask: does domestic nuclear waste go to any particular location?

Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, is being eyeballed as a repository for domestic nuclear waste storage. That happens to be right in Harry Reid territory. Darn. Imagine that.

But wait; there's more: Harry Reid objects to Nevada being tasked with the storage of national nuclear waste. Certainly, Nevada consists of one big flat-assed desert which essentially produces nothing in terms of contributing to the national foodbasket or other productive aspects.

Nevada has, historically, been all about making money for itself. Via legalized gambling and lower taxes for its residents.

I would ask: what has it managed to give back to the nation? Area 51? Las Vegas? Reno?

Yet Harry Reid objects to Nevada having to pull, now, its own weight. Yucca Mountain? No! he says. He'll do everything he can to block Yucca Mountain.

Otherwise, where is domestic radwaste stored?


Currently, without any central repository, nuclear waste generated in the U.S. is stored at or near one of the 121 facilities across the country where it is generated.

Meaning this: if you have a nuclear facility near you, that is where hundreds or thousands of pounds of deteriorating radwaste is languishing, with half-lives of up to 10,000 years.

Because there is no central repository for domestic waste. Thanks to the Demorats.

And Mr Obaka -- a Demorat -- wants to extend his divine arms to encompass the world's nuclear waste?

Where will it go?

I might submit: perhaps someplace, to start, in DC?

BZ

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5 Comments:

Blogger Bushwack said...

But But what about the environmental asshats that always show up when solar panels or windmills or drilling are discussed? I guess Nuke waste is ok, as long "The one" says it's ok...

Off the cliff good sheep, off the cliff. Someone pass the popcorn.

Tue Apr 13, 06:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

I hadn't heard about this. It's so sickening I can't really respond. Sorry.
IS HE KIDDING? ()@$($&*(@$&*(#$*(#&*

Tue Apr 13, 07:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Linnnn said...

I just said "WTF?" out loud in an empty house where no one could hear. I don't want to be a citizen of the world, I don't want to be chummy with decrepit tinpot dictatorships or theocracies, large, small or scattered, just to make them "love" us because we are so "compassionate." I wish we'd quit pandering to really evil people/cultures/governments. So now we are going to contaminate our own soil with their waste? What in the hell good is that? Teach THEM how to dispose of their own dangerous effluvium, and make sure they do it right with certain diplomatic pressures. (Read: Cut them off of the money we send if they don't.)

i am not usually so worked up about stuff, but BZ you have a way...

Wed Apr 14, 08:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Bush: additionally, not only is it "okay" if we make our own, but it's best if we IMPORT MORE. And YET, do you see even ONE nuke plant scheduled for building on US soil? I'll make it easy: the answer is NO.

Z: every day, ladies and gentlemen, a new Obaka policy abortion denigrating the country.

Linnnn: (wow, 4 "n"s) Okay, here's where I write that, whilst reading your comment, you almost made me pass vodka through my nose from laughter. Dammit! Because, you know, if you didn't larf you'd simply have to cry every day.

I guess having a "way" is good -- ?

BZ

Wed Apr 14, 03:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

WTF is right... sigh...

Wed Apr 14, 06:00:00 PM PDT  

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