STABILITY OF THE ROCK
NWMO claims that the porous limestone rock is a stable unburdened structure suitable for the storage of high level nuclear waste.
We disagree! Limestone may be one of the worst areas to store this waste. This so called stable rock will be subject to fracturing once the mining process commences.
With the build up of heat and pressure from this waste over time and inevitable corrosion of the storage vessels coming into contact with groundwater inside the DGR, dangerous radionuclides (i.e. radioactive particles) will make their way to the surface environment through these fractures.
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This 1992 U.S. government Department of Energy study documents how radioactive particles move through fractured rock and groundwater to the surface environment.
April 5, 2012
March 1, 2003 - Learn how the Great Lakes Basin is constantly shifting and moving beneath your feet.
March 2, 2018 - Detroit Free Press
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