Brattleboro Reformer – Letter: Prioritize public health ‐ not profit ‐ in nuclear waste disposal

Regarding the letter by K. Neutron, San Diego (“Nuclear waste can be dealt with safely,” Oct. 19):

Nuclear advocates always seem to come up with grand ideas to “solve” the high-level nuclear waste problem but they always result in making more waste. Originally there was no waste problem because the waste would be reprocessed and used again in breeder reactors. The only reprocessing facility was West Valley in upstate New York and it shuttered after only five years because it contaminated the land and water around it. It remains a Superfund site to this day. Without reprocessing, nuclear fuel will remain in fuel pools and dry storage at reactor sites all over the country. Link to Letter

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