From The Post and Courier: "A shipment of 9,400 drums of depleted uranium oxide could be headed to Nevada.
The U.S. Department of Energy is considering a plan to send the radioactive waste from the Savannah River cleanup site in South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site, state officials said.
“We didn’t request for the waste to come here. That’s DOE’s decision about where to send it,” said Vinson Guthreau, spokesman for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection...
“We are aware the DOE is considering sending the two trainloads to the Nevada Test Site,” he told the Tribune. “We are pleased (Nevada) is able to locate a permanent disposal for this material. They want to get this stuff safely disposed of in a permanent location.”
Before the next shipments are made, DOE would have to prepare a “waste profile” detailing how much material is involved and other plans, Guthreau said.
“The waste profile has to happen before we accept any waste. DOE hasn’t submitted it to us yet,” he said.
The Nevada site has long accepted low-level waste from around the country."
So, Nevada has been accepting nuclear waste for some time. I'd be willing to bet that most Nevadans didn't know that.
So, apparently, they have shipping radioactive material from around the country without any problems. Kind of kills the argument of anti-Yucca Mountain people who worry about transportation.
And Harry Reid is the one who killed Yucca and killed thousands of jobs because of the dangerous radioactive material and yet we have been accepting the material for some time.
Harry, please tell us the truth. Closing Yucca was an election year ploy and not about safety. You killed thousands of jobs because of politics.