If Florida can get exempted from Trump's offshore oil drilling, can it also get exempted from high-level radioactive waste barge shipments?!
January 10, 2018

As reported by the Washington Post's David Weigel and John Wagner, the "Decision to Exempt Florida from Offshore Drilling Prompts Bipartisan Uproar" in other Atlantic and Pacific coastal states not so generously exempted.

Does this mean that Florida could also be exempted from the proposed barging of irradiated nuclear fuel on its Atlantic coast?! See: FL - Florida’s Atlantic Coastline PDF 53.22KB

In the aftermath of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe in 2010, the question was begged about similar risks regarding a false alternative to fossil fuel burning -- nuclear reactors, and highly radioactive waste shipments by barge.

(How about giving renewables and efficiency a try?!)

There are highly radioactive waste barge shipments proposed elsewhere on the coastlines of the Pacific (CA) and Atlantic

And what about irradiated nuclear fuel barge shipment risks on these surface waters that flow into the already damaged Gulf of Mexico itself?!

And what about highly radioactive waste barge shipment risks on the headwaters of the Great Lakes, source of drinking water (and so much more!) for 40 million people in eight U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, and a very large number of Native American First Nations?!

Article originally appeared on Beyond Nuclear (http://www.beyondnuclear.org/).
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