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    Where should this be stored, in repositorys underground, on site by the nuclear power stations or elsewhere...overseas, in space etc etc
     
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    Which ever option is the safest which means underground repository's IMO.
     
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    Stick it underground.

    Basically bunging it in space is fairly dangerous. Not so bad if it unintenionally comes down in a lump but really not good fun if it disperses over an area.

    Power stations tend to be built in locations suitable for power stations and not for storage.

    Overseas is good if it means so far away that you don't have to worry about it - but maybe not so good for those overseas and not so good if you're worried about losing control of it.
     
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    Thread presumably started because of this. BBC News - Cumbria nuclear project rejected by councillors With the possible prospect of an independent Scotland and a present SNP majority in the Scottish Assembly the time honoured device :rolleyes: of dumping any Nuclear Issues in Scotland e.g. Dounreay, Faslane} may no longer be a political option?

    Really the question for all of us in the UK is;-

    1 Do you want electricity= Yes :thumb:
    2.Do you want baseline generation for future UK demands= Nuclear :(
    3.Nuclear Power generates waste where do we put it= NIMBY !!!!:wallbash:
     
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    Oddly, the proposed dump would have been in my back garden - or at least under it, rather than Sellafield and Moorside which are within a mile.

    Seemed the logical place to put it.
     
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    It's not as if Hunterston A, B, and Torness have produced any of the unwanted stuff. :rolleyes:

    Irony of Dounreay's fast breeder was that it actually ate some of the unwanted stuff.

    Oh yes and don't forget the ex-RN long black ex lurking things that sit in Rosyth.

    Or Aberdeen gently fizzing from it's granite.
     
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    Oh, if only Aberdeen had some fizz!!!
     
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    Isn't there something known as the multi barrier technique with regards to safe storage?
     
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    It's interesting to examine the history of why Dounreay was chosen as the site for the first experimental Fast Breeder Reactor. As revealed by secret cabinet papers released a few years ago there was a point at the start of Britain starting to develop its own nuclear weapons when they contemplated detonating such a weapon on mainland Britain.:crazy: Caithness was chosen as an area of low population density and possibly because it was as far away from London/Westminster as possible.:rolleyes: In the end they decided against it -- BECAUSE THEY RECKONED THE CLIMATE WAS TOO DAMP FOR THE INSTRUMENTS RECORDING THE EFFECTS OF THE EXPLOSION TO WORK PROPERLY. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    So when it came to site-ing a possibly hazardous prototype fast breeder reactor all the preliminary survey work and projected effects of an :devil:"incident" :devil: had been done already not forgetting it was still about as far away from the London Government as you could get.:rolleyes:
    Matter of public record if anyone wants to check.
     
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    Wasnt it picked due to its remote location and sparse population?
     
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    How about in some of the old shut down tube lines under London.
     
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    Thought I just said that? However in today's more open political climate what looks eminently sensible to a government minister in Whitehall may not be so appealing to some of the people who actually live there? As apparently was the case in Cumbria today?:dk:
     
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    that was my thought too as being close to the seat of power it would be looked after and not forgotten about like in Cumbria
     
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    I made them an offer they can come and bury it in my back garden, far less toxic than my underpants:D
     
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    The part of Cumbria where the repository suitability work was to be done was in favour of it - Copeland.

    There has been a huge amount of lobbying by national pressure groups, and lots of misinformation - fascinating to watch close up!

    Basically, the choice is keep storing it in expensive concrete boxes for the next couple of generations until another idea comes along, or burying it properly.
     
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