News Ticker:

Nuclear Plants Closing Early Leave Decades of Toxic Waste Stranded – Bloomberg

Midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, the San Onofre Nuclear Plant waits to be dismantled. After more than 40 years of protests, lawsuits and safety scares, its two concrete-encased reactors, jutting from the pristine California coastline, are powered down and its massive steam turbines, once deafening, are quiet.For the activists who fought to close the plant, the victory is bittersweet.The reactors will disappear, but 1,600 metric tons of radioactive waste remain. While some is stacked in steel-lined casks, and the rest is submerged in cooling pools, all of it is trapped in a political and regulatory limbo that keeps it from going anywhere anytime soon. And San Onofre isn’t alone: More than 76,000 metric tons of waste is stranded at dozens of commercial sites, just as the U.S. approaches a critical mass of nuclear-plant retirements.

Source: Nuclear Plants Closing Early Leave Decades of Toxic Waste Stranded – Bloomberg

One of the worst pollution issues ever  – all the sites around the USA and the world where the most extremely dangerous toxic waste sit with an unknown future except for its lifespan which goes generations into the future.  Human shortsightedness at its best.

Thanks!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: