Navigation Links
DOE Seeks Licensing Approval for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage Site
Date:6/5/2008

169 million Americans currently live near temporary nuclear waste storage

sites

RED WING, Minn., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A Minnesota Indian tribe is again echoing the need for a national nuclear waste repository following the formal license application to build an underground storage facility at Yucca Mountain. High-level, radioactive nuclear waste from the nation's nuclear power plants is currently accumulating at 'temporary' storage sites in 39 different states.

Located just 600 yards from 24 large containment units of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel, the Prairie Island Indian Community in Red Wing, Minn. is among the closest communities in the country to a temporary waste site. According to the Department of Energy, there are 125 of these facilities throughout the United States and more than 169 million Americans reside within 75 miles of them.

"The recent filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an important step forward in establishing a permanent storage facility for the nation's nuclear waste," said Prairie Island Tribal Council President Ron Johnson. "We urge Congress to commit to a national storage solution and continue funding this vital effort."

Developing a safe, permanent storage facility for spent nuclear fuel is critical to the health and welfare of the millions of Americans currently living near temporary storage sites and the federal government is required by the National Nuclear Waste Storage Act to establish an underground repository.

"Prairie Island believes the federal government must deliver on its promise to move the nation's nuclear waste to a safe, secure facility before it embraces the apparent nuclear power renaissance and turns to nuclear power as a preferred energy source for this country," said Johnson. "Until a permanent storage site is developed, it is irresponsible to consider building new nuclear power plants."

About Prairie Island

Prairie Island is located in southeastern Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 50 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Twin nuclear reactors and two dozen large cement nuclear waste storage casks sit just 600 yards from Prairie Island tribal homes. As many as 35 additional casks will be added in the coming years. The only evacuation route off the Prairie Island is frequently blocked by passing trains. The tribe has been fighting to have the nuclear waste removed since 1994 when the state of Minnesota first allowed Xcel Energy to store the waste near its reservation.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Prairie Island Indian Community
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. FLDS Couple Seeks Emergency Order to Stop Infant Seizure, Say Perry & Haas
2. HRSA Outreach Seeks to Raise Cancer Awareness Among People Who Lived Near Nuclear Sites or Mined Uranium
3. SEIU Seeks Damages for CNAs Effort to Silence Workers, Suppress Criticism of Anti-Union Tactics
4. Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Funding Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus, Nervous System Involvement, and More
5. Research collaboration seeks blood test for aggressive breast cancer
6. The Massage Spot Announces Opening of Manhattan Beach Location; Seeks Investors for Growth of Affordable Luxury Mini Day Spa Concept
7. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Seeks a Bigger and More Credible Equity Market - NASDAQ, here we come!
8. U.N. Seeks to Curb Worlds Traffic Deaths
9. New Rule Seeks to Protect Kids From Lead Paint
10. DendriMed scientist seeks to fast-track success
11. RNs Denounce Sham Election in Nine Ohio Hospitals, Hospital Chain Seeks to Impose Hand-Picked Union
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2016)... ... December 10, 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic ... joined forces with other healthcare organizations to promote diabetes education at the World ... featured a variety of speakers from around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Speakers ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... Groth Family Insurance, a Washington-based ... is initiating a charity drive to support the family of Cindy Hendrickson, a ... , On October 29th of this year, Cindy Hendrickson swerved to avoid ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Justin Veatch Fund announced Thursday that ... film Whispering Spirits and its discussion guide for use by all of ... in the war against teen drug abuse. NCADD is the oldest anti-addiction advocacy ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... The Holy Name Medical ... York, NY, on December 3rd, to benefit Holy Name Medical Center's programs and ... which raised over $1 million - the largest event in the Center's history, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... The West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) ... The name change aligns the entire company with its existing Quality Insights branded ... “We are very proud of the achievements associated with the West Virginia Medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... Texas , Dec. 9, 2016  RxWiki Inc., ... apps, and digital marketing strategies of thousands of pharmacies ... it won Austin Inno,s "50 on Fire" ... "We,re pleased to accept the award as ... Loughlin , Chief Executive Officer at RxWiki. "Our platform ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... , Dec. 9, 2016  Forge Therapeutics, ... AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) ... ,LpxC, for the treatment of bacterial infections including ... been recognized as an attractive antibacterial target for ... lack of suitable chemical starting points has hampered ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 KEY FINDINGS ... Patient ... loss of blood during surgeries, lowering the risks of neurological ... risks of SSIs. The patient warming systems can be segmented ... systems.These benefits in turn reduce the stay at hospitals thus, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: