12 October 2005

Nuclear Waste Disposal Close to Home.

The Colorado School of Mines is going to be disposing of some of its nuclear waste from lab experiments in the local municipal landfill near Golden, against the recommendations of the state's hazardous waste officer. Apparently this is low level nuclear waste consisting of contaminated soil and the main concern is that it will leech into ground water.

I'm a supporter of nuclear power, by and large, but this particular effort does seem a bit cavalier. Asking for an expert opinion, and then ignoring it, is not a good safety practice.

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