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Nuclear Waste Disposal

March 04, 2001

To all those day dreamers who have recently written articles and letters to the editor urging that, because of the energy shortage, we jump in with new nuclear plants and just pump out more energy, I would remind them that we don't know what to do with all the low-yield waste just from medical use.

No one, no one, has come up with an acceptable solution to the disposal of nuclear waste from power plants.

Yes, we have the know-how to build bigger and better plants, but the waste may lay waste to some part of our environment for an indeterminate time. Are you wishful thinkers willing to pay for immediate new power sources with the health of our grandchildren and their grandchildren into the indefinite future?

Until we think of some way to dispose of large amounts of nuclear waste, don't even think about more nuclear power plants.

ALFRED W. KORNBLUTH

Calabasas

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