DOE PROPOSAL ON THE INTERPRETATION OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE
CCAC is one of dozens of local organizations that signed onto a letter to the Dept of Energy during the comment period. It’s too long to post here in its entirety, but let us know if you’d like to read it in full and we’ll arrange it. This is just one example of the quiet work we do in defense of clean air, water and soil.
We are opposed to DOE’s proposal for a new interpretation of High Level Radioactive Waste. The goal should be isolation of all manmade radioactive waste from the biosphere for as long as it remains radioactive. If long-lived radioactive waste cannot be isolated in perpetuity to protect the public, environment and future generations, we should stop making such waste.
Our comments below are primarily directed to decisions that affect the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in Western NY.