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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:35 AM

US admits low-level radioactive waste was shipped to Nevada for years

RENO A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged dozens of shipments of low-level radioactive waste shipped to the Nevada National Security Site outside of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out of compliance with safety regulations for years.

The department announced earlier Wednesday it has suspended shipments of the waste from Tennessee to Nevada while it investigates whether the materials were "potentially mischaracterized" as the wrong category of low-level waste.


read more at https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jul/10/sisolak-unauthorized-nuclear-waste-possibly-shippe/

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Response to pecosbob (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:46 AM

1. I'm not surprised.

Rick Perry has been the one Trump administration official that has managed to avoid any scandal. He finally ran out of luck.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

2. I'd have questions, first.

Was this identified by the DOE and the "acknowledgement" (which usually involves a challenge) was actually an "announcement"? Otherwise, did the information come from a whistleblower in DOE "central" or from somebody at the Nevada site?

What Obama-era official or wonk decided that this was a good idea, and how was it that somebody "on our side" let this go for over 4 years?

When was this practice first explained to Perry? To Obama's appointee?

Then, apart from the outrage pegged at 12 (11 was so '00s), what toxic waste was actually exported to Nevada, in which quantities, and what needs to be done to the safety protocols its stored under to make it safe?

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Response to Igel (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:48 AM

3. All good questions

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