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  •  Yucca mountain (none)
    I wish you were right, but Nevada knew what they were getting into in 2004 and voted Bush anyway.

    If I owned both Hell and Texas I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell. W.T. Sherman

    by Ralph on Mon Jul 18, 2005 at 09:01:30 AM PDT

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    •  It's going to get worse, though. (none)
      The whole "new energy plan" is going to put Yucca Mtn. at the forefront again, and I think it's going to seem a lot more "real."  You'd be surprised at how much of the American public probably doesn't think we have any nuclear power anymore, except the plant owned by Montgomery Burns in Springfield.

      On a similar note, I had a geology class last term where the professor was a very strong opponent of nuclear storage at Yucca Mtn (but, as we know, the current administration hates scientists).  Why?  Because the area's geologic history shows a potential for cindercone volcanoes (i.e. "baby volcanoes" that pop up, go boom, and go away).  There haven't been any in the past thousand years, but this is a very serious point.  Volcano near nuclear waste storage = bad, and I think most people would understand that.

      In conclusion, if the "less oil, more nuke" plan goes ahead, Nevada residents may be asking some questions.

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