Along Nuclear Reactor's Path, Cries Of 'NIMBY'

A radioactive 770-ton vessel begins a long and circuitous trip.
December 5, 2003, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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This week, after two years of checking into every possible alternative to transport a used, 770-ton - and radioactive - nuclear reactor vessel from California to a dump site in South Carolina, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved the most circuitous route of all: 15,000 miles around the tip of South America by barge... Critics say the episode spotlights a national problem that will only get worse: how to dispose of more than 50 commercial reactors that will be shut down in the next 30 years."

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Published on Thursday, December 4, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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