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Posted by Morris Dovey on March 25, 2011, 5:52 pm
On 3/24/11 11:29 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

Resourceful, with cardio side-benefits. :-)

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar

Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 25, 2011, 7:54 pm

When I went back to work and they asked me how I spent my vacation
week I said "just lying on my back in the sand", not mentioning it was
under the truck.


Posted by vaughn on March 25, 2011, 8:02 pm

I love it when thy find a good use and a market for a byproduct that would
otherwise be a disposal problem.  My favorite is Milorganite fertilizer, a
product of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.  Need I say more? Ok I
will, it's a damn good product.


Posted by vaughn on March 26, 2011, 11:57 am

I believe the heavy metal is within limits, but Milorganite last I knew was not
labeled for food production, mostly it is a turf fertilizer.

(It's odd where a Usenet discussion can wander)


Posted by daestrom on March 23, 2011, 11:06 pm
 On 3/23/2011 11:13 AM, Tom P wrote:

Consider how many things of man have lasted 10,000 years, this is not
surprising that we haven't built one.

Many countries are allowed to re-process their fuel.  This has the
advantage of separating the low-level radioactive waste that lasts for
many years from the high-level radioactive waste that lasts less than
100 years.  It also allows the retrieval of some useful radionuclides
rather than burying them some storage.

Actually, you need to go read some of them again.  The Price-Anderson
act in the US does *not* relieve reactor owners from such liability.
What it *does* do is require all reactor owners *together* to agree to
pay the liability together.  So if one reactor, by one owner, has an
accident, that owner can count on specific funds from *all* reactor
owners towards any public liability.  So far, not a single dollar has
been used from such funding.

The P-A also provides that if the funding needed for public liability is
insufficient, then congress can pass whatever act/law it deems necessary
to cover additional funds.

Nowhere in the P-A does it state the utility with the accident is
limited in its liability.

Not true, at least in the US.  Go read the actual Price-Anderson act.


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