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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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Nye wants the jobs, plus the funds that come along with it. Extremely doubtful we want the clout, that's not what this county is about.
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Old Yesterday, 11:04 PM
 
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Nye wants the job and potentially the clout. Southern Nye has an insoluble water problem. And the Feds might provide the leverage to solve it.

One of the Nye problems is that the Fed sites block one of the few simple solutions to their water shortage. Nye cannot pump the aquifers to the north as it could let loose the water that is contaminated under the test site.

And actually the Feds should fix that. They screwed up part of the Nevada water system which by Western water law is not owned by the owner of the surface land.
Regardless of what has been going on for decades, we are screwed and getting screwed by the Feds and some local politicians in Nye County. To make matters worse our state representatives from both political parties are dumb as rock .
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Old Yesterday, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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i'd like to add that we've had scientists studying the data for decades (yes, i know - a short time compared to the shelf life of spent fuel rods) & they've found absolutely no reason NOT to store the spent fuel rods here.

majority of nye county wants the storage, or someone to finish the damn studies & let the science speak for itself. we encourage EVERYONE to stop by our museum to see the display on the test sight. it was put together by the dept of energy & is very educational.
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Old Today, 12:00 AM
 
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So glad I'm moving away from here in a few months...thank you all for the heads up..lol
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Old Today, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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So many people criticized Harry Reid and now it should be obvious how important he is. We need him back, but I hear he is dying of pancreatic cancer. This is really bad what they are doing. We truly are a toxic waste dump.
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Old Today, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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All the politicians are up in arms about the 'secret shipment', however they are not telling you the DOE notified officials in writing, including Sen. Cortez-Masto, on August 28, 2018 that they are sending up to specifically 1 metric ton of plutonium.

Our crying politicians are two faced, and if they really objected they had 3 months to protest, re-negotiate, change, whatever this shipment. But we heard nothing until the DOE announced it publicly.

Or our politicians tried and had no juice to match the DOE and failed. Either way our pols were ineffective.
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Old Today, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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I think it's smart that this country has a long term plan on housing nuclear material. Reading up about it, right now we hold our material in a 125 different locations around the nation, many on site at nuclear power plants. Regardless of not wanting it in my back yard, props should be given to the DOE to build such a facility. They should provide dedicated rail service so it doesn't have to pass near our valley.

We have 10s of thousands of tons of this stuff, we should have a facility to house it all. It's not gonna go away just because we don't want it. What's crazy is securing 125 sites against terrorist theft instead of 1 fortified place.
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Old Today, 05:20 PM
 
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I think it's smart that this country has a long term plan on housing nuclear material. Reading up about it, right now we hold our material in a 125 different locations around the nation, many on site at nuclear power plants. Regardless of not wanting it in my back yard, props should be given to the DOE to build such a facility. They should provide dedicated rail service so it doesn't have to pass near our valley.

We have 10s of thousands of tons of this stuff, we should have a facility to house it all. It's not gonna go away just because we don't want it. What's crazy is securing 125 sites against terrorist theft instead of 1 fortified place.
The correct thing to do would be to find 5 or 10 of the best sites geographically in the US and then build the facilities and store the stuff there. In general security is not a huge problem. These will all end up being carved out of rock or salt deep in the earth with few openings and little possibility of hostile access. The security stuff is getting it to and placed after that it becomes virtually impossible to access.

The problem of course is politics. There is virtually no chance that Yucca Mountain would make the list. The only reason it got there is because the other 49 states decided Nevada would be a good place for the waste.

And that of course will turn out to be the problem of any fair site assessing. The sites may be geologically acceptable but not politically.

We could follow the Nye County leadership and sell out. A calculated risk as Yucca is not that clear a site. Water or geological movement could occur. Then we end up with something worse than a Chernobyl. Very low odds of that happening though.

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Old Today, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is no big deal because human civilization only has a few hundred years left, if that.
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