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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Radioactive waste from old nuclear weapons is being sent to domestic landfill sites across the USA

"Landfill Scam:
Radioactive waste from old nuclear weapons is being sent to domestic landfill sites across the USA, the country's Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) has revealed.

In a new report, the NIRS traced the legal and technical routes that have allowed the Department of Energy to dump radioactive, plastic and chemical waste into unsuitable landfills.

The authors found that the Department was auctioning waste to 'processors', who are then free to ignore radioactive handling requirements and treat the waste as domestic rubbish".

The Ecologist Mag. pp. 10-11 July/Aug. 07

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