Have you heard of "site banking?" It’s a nuclear industry term used to describe the common practice of building new nuclear reactors at (already contaminated) old nuclear reactor sites. Old reactor sites are the most likely locations to be targeted for new reactors.
What does that mean? Anybody who lives near an existing reactor site, who thinks shipping waste away will rid their area of the nuclear problem, better think again! The reason that the nuclear industry is so very anxious to ship the waste out is so it can contract and build more reactors, thus perpetuating the nuclear cycle. No nuclear reactor has been built in more than 20 years, but the nuclear industry hopes to start building new reactors – as soon as it can "get rid" of its waste problem.
So then we’d all have the same things to look forward to, no matter where we live: More high-level nuclear garbage, more reactors creating more garbage everyday, and high-level nuclear garbage on the roadways next to us 24 hours a day for at least the next 30 years.
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