Saturday, April 22, 2017

Reason #5525 That Trump Was Elected - Earth Day Edition

Chicago Paper Implores Trump To Solve Yucca Mountain Mess Left By Obama
The Chicago Tribune’s editorial board implored President Donald Trump Tuesday to clean up the nuclear waste storage debacle left by former President Barack Obama.

Obama helped former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to derail plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Without Yucca, nuclear power plants don’t have a permanent location to store spent fuel and left the federal government with $50 billion in legal liabilities.
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“President Obama’s kicking the can down the road on Yucca Mountain over two terms was irresponsible on multiple fronts including further mortgaging the US nuclear energy fleet and its future,” David Blee, executive director of the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC), told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
If you worry about carbon dioxide causing global warming, you simply can't oppose nuclear power, the only other form of  power that is consistent, not dependent on specific sites. Unless what you are really opposing is civilization, in which case, you should abandon your cars houses and clothes, and go live on the plains somewhere with a sharp stick.

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