ALTERNATIVE USES FOR NUCLEAR WASTE
Burying highly radioactive nuclear waste (i.e. spent fuel) is a bad idea!
Advancements in science and technology are demonstrating there are better ways to handle highly radioactive nuclear waste rather than undertaking an expensive and toxic mining project, filling it with waste and eventually decommissioning this mine only to abandon it to future generations.
This DGR is simply not needed.
The NWMO knows there are better options coming for dealing with nuclear waste. As an organization they are too focused on old outdated concepts. Burying their problems is no longer an option. They need to show more innovation!
See articles below highlighting better alternatives.
ALTERNATIVE USES FOR HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE SPENT FUEL NUCLEAR WASTE
The NWMO knows there are better options coming for dealing with nuclear waste. As an organization they are too focused on old outdated concepts.
Burying their problem is not an acceptable option. NWMO needs to show more innovation! They have billions to spend and their best solution is to bury this waste? Really?!?!
They can do better and we need to demand it from them.
September 23, 2020 - Researchers are developing a new battery powered by lab-grown gems made from reformed nuclear waste.
August 31, 2020 - Unlike the batteries in most modern electronics, which generate electricity from chemical reactions, the Bristol battery collects particles spit out by radioactive diamonds that can be made from reformed nuclear waste.
Nov 16, 2018 World Economic Forum - Excerpt: Transmutation of nuclear waste: the ADS process has been proven to transmute long-term nuclear waste, harmful for 240,000 years or more, into short-term radioactivity waste of less than 500 years toxicity. The technology would solve the intractable problem of very long-term radioactive waste storage.
Government of Canada