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Storing Nuclear Waste

Where is the best place to store nuclear waste?
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Amanda Haj

on 19 April 2011

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Storing Nuclear Waste Many risks must be considered when selecting a site for storing nuclear waste such as... Location Location Location! Is the site near water?
Does it rain alot? Is the site near society? Hanford, Washington Deaf Smith County, Texas There are three building sites available for building a nuclear powerplant. They are... Yucca Mountain, Nevada The problem is...
which site do we chose? Sometimes it is a good thing for a site to be near water because water is needed to cool the reactors which hold the waste. And if the reactors arent cooled, well lets just say there will be a huge mess. Also, having a site near water could be a bad thing because if something happened to the powerplant, gallons of water could become contaminated. A nuclear powerpland should be about 50miles away from society, so incase of a disaster, contamination would not reach the town. 13million year old volcanic ridge
5.0 earthquake hit the area and repairs cost $2million
$.4 quake struck on 6-4-02 12 1/2 miles away but there was no damage
area expects an earthquake every 10,000 years
39 earthquake falts and 7 you and volcanoes surronding the area
chlorine-36 found in a near by test facility because of nuclear explosion recieves about 8in of rain per year
needs at least 12x16 miles of space for a poweplant made up of mostly farmland
3 major highways near by "Deaf Smith County, Texas." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. 12 Apr. 2011. Web. 12 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_Smith_County,_Texas>.
1945, April. "Hanford Site." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. 29 Mar. 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_site>.
"Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump - The Road to Disaster." EART MOUNTAIN VIEW EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER - A SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY. Web. 12 Apr. 2011. <http://earthmountainview.com/yucca/yucca.htm>.
Bibliography!); Is there a large temperature span? Yucca mountain recieves about 7.5 inches of rain per year Yucca Mountain has temperatures that span from 40 F-100 F Deaf Smith County has an annual average
rainfall of 17in a year and is fairly close to the Canadian and the White River Hanford, Washington recieves about 8in of rain annually per year. It is also near the Colombia River In Hanford Washington, temperatures range from
12°C (10°F) in the winter to as high as 43°C (110°F) The minimum
average temperature in Deaf Smith County, Texas
is 5°C (22° F) in January,
and the average
annual maximum is
34°C (93°F) in July Yucca mountain recievs about 7.5in of rain per year and is fairly close to the Walker River This county, in the northwest part of Texas , has a
total area of almost 4,000 km2 (1,500 mi2). In 2000, the population
of the county was about 18,500, resulting in an average population
density of about 5 people per km2. they are all good sites to be considered, but the best choice is... Deaf Smith County, Texas is the best choice because although it gets about 17in of rain per year, it doesnt have a large temperature span and is a good distance from society. It is also reasonably close to water if something were to happen, but not close enough to contaminate the water. THANKS FOR WATCHING!(: Amanda Haj
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