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THE NEW AMERICAN has printed a series of articles about energy that end up pointing to nuclear power as a viable alternative for the future. I want to tell you nuclear energy is not the way. As a former employee of SAIC and TRW contract companies for the Yucca Mountain Project, I opened the records department at the Nevada test site for the Yucca Mountain Project. Yes, nuclear energy is clean, but the waste is a problem. The life of this waste is 100,000 years no matter what you hear. The canisters that will hold this waste will disintegrate in 1,000 years or less, so they say, but nobody really knows that for sure. So the Department of Energy hopes--and I say, hopes--the rock it is stored in will contain it for 99,000 years. How can you test that scenario? You cannot. Do you see the problem?

VINCENT NAPOLITANI

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Title Annotation:LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Author:Napolitani, Vincent
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Nov 26, 2007
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