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Friday, September 30, 2011

"Dissecting the BRC report, Part II: Where interim storage falls short"


"Dissecting the BRC report, Part II: Where interim storage falls short"


While the BRC provided useful guidelines for situating an inevitably necessary geologic repository, their technical recommendations for waste management beyond this, resting chiefly on centralized interim storage - fall short for a number of reasons. While interim storage may be useful at "buying time" for waste management policy, the BRC report's conclusions ultimately rely on a deus ex machina approach, waiting for as-yet nonexistent transformative technology to come and solve their problems for them.

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