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Old 02-01-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone - they have shipped this kinda stuff for years. i have followed/passed trucks on hwy 160 headed to mercury.

......and I've known about it for 32 years long. I've lived here since 1986. Our state representatives have been asleep at the wheel with regards to this issue for decades.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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Update on this... expert speaks about the impacts:

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/exper...0721ff768.html
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
 
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This is blown way out of proportion. The MSM just wants to scare the dickens out of the population. I spent 20 years sleeping <50 feet from a nuclear reactor. I received more radiation from the sun than I ever did from the nuclear reactor.
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 PM
 
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This is blown way out of proportion. The MSM just wants to scare the dickens out of the population. I spent 20 years sleeping <50 feet from a nuclear reactor. I received more radiation from the sun than I ever did from the nuclear reactor.
Then why don't they simply fly it in? It is generally agreed that flying stuff is safer than shipping it by road...yet they shipped it by road. The simple message is that a really bad accident by air could be catastrophic. So they ship by road and rail. Higher accident probability but much lower catastrophe probability...

However if you are local to the problem it can be catastrophic. And Nevada should not be subjected to that without agreement and suitable precautions.

I would also note that NV has paid its dues to the US in taking the damage from years of nuclear testing. And NV was absolutely lied to about the damage that could and did occur. All part of the screw Nevada syndrome which we should put a stop to.
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Old Today, 01:08 AM
 
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Then why don't they simply fly it in? It is generally agreed that flying stuff is safer than shipping it by road...yet they shipped it by road. The simple message is that a really bad accident by air could be catastrophic. So they ship by road and rail. Higher accident probability but much lower catastrophe probability...

However if you are local to the problem it can be catastrophic. And Nevada should not be subjected to that without agreement and suitable precautions.

I would also note that NV has paid its dues to the US in taking the damage from years of nuclear testing. And NV was absolutely lied to about the damage that could and did occur. All part of the screw Nevada syndrome which we should put a stop to.
Nuclear material is shipped by sea, air, and land and has been for decades. You just don't know about it because it is Top Secret.
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