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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association ... Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this ... health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, ... Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid ... to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors ... a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January ... Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information ... we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of ... loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based workplace wellness ... in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored at the ... 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, located at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
(Date:10/5/2017)...  In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, ... (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen – ... a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s acute ... Recognizing the value and importance of the ... Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that practitioners ...
(Date:10/4/2017)...  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... regulations. ... a flu shot is by the end of October, according to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: