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Yucca Mountain, Open For Business 366

Posted by chrisd
from the but-I-didn't-know-I-was-moving-next-door-to-the-test-site dept.
John Galt writes: "It seems the Feds have finally decided that Nevada will host the government's nuclear waste repository." The Yucca Mountain project has been in the works for a while. Here is a cutaway diagram.
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Yucca Mountain, Open For Business

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 11, 2002 @06:09AM (#2822344)
    Jon Katz has been working hard for the past few years, and I think he deserves a vacation. I've been thinking about where we could send him for a while now, and I think I just found my answer
  • by ct (85606) on Friday January 11, 2002 @06:19AM (#2822381) Homepage
    1) add one part Nevada
    2) sprinkle with underground radioactive waste
    3) bake for two hours in the presence of Kevin Bacon

    Let me save you the wait - the resulting giant cannibal worms will be suckers for TNT & the last one will have to be tricked into burrowing off of a canyon ledge.

    (Yeah I know - calling Tremors [imdb.com] art is stretching it a little... ok alot)

    //ct
  • Re:hmmm... (Score:5, Funny)

    by G-Man (79561) on Friday January 11, 2002 @09:38AM (#2822844)
    If a waste container breaks open down there (and don't think you can economically design one that won't -- the forces down there are spectacular), there's not much you can do except cover it with dirt or other materials. "Oh, it's just one broken waste cannister at the bottom of the entire ocean" -- see how well that goes over with Greenpeace.

    Aww, who cares? The animals down there already glow in the dark...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 11, 2002 @10:24AM (#2823017)
    Like my brother the geologist once said: "Geologically inactive? What's that?"
  • by Archanagor (303653) on Friday January 11, 2002 @10:45AM (#2823097) Homepage Journal
    Just start burying the nuclear waste in the caves in Afghanastan?

    Just think of the benefits:
    • Osama couldn't hide in them anymore, and if he did, he would glow a nice conspicuous green.
    • It's no longer our problem, it's theirs!
    • Essentially, it's the same as burying it under a mountain, here.
    • It can suffice as an effort toward the war on terrorism.

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