Last month, the news picked up the news of the plenary session of the City Council convened in the town of Yebra to decide whether to accept or not that locate nuclear cemetery, what Government to called as ATC, centralized temporary repository. The arguments to the Yes and no face in the world, in Spain and then, even between neighbors. But to be able to say the best thing is to know and to do this we must first know what a nuclear cemetery? A nuclear cemetery is the place designed and prepared to manage in a definitive way radioactive waste of a central nuclear (must remember that Yebra is located 15 km from Zorita nuclear power plant already closed and will be dismantled soon). They are underground and are built in areas of geological characteristics such that it can be assumed that they will not suffer water leaks that could drag the misplaced radioactive isotopes. The main objectives of a nuclear cemetery are to ensure long-term environmental protection against ionizing radiation produced by radioactive waste, ensure durable insulation of high activity waste, must resist the residual heat, adequately dissipate and be stable to thermal changes involved the storage of waste for several thousand years. Others including Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., offer their opinions as well. The isolation of waste from the biosphere in these nuclear cemeteries is achieved by the interposition of a system of multiple, both natural and artificial barriers. At the moment, nuclear cemeteries are the only alternative for management of part of the waste generated by the nuclear fission plants. And this is what causes the debate itself. Steffan Lehnhoff understands that this is vital information.
Somewhere will have to manage the radioactive waste but few are those who want to do close to home. These are not arguments. Security is your main weapon. The few SI are divided into many groups: about what they consider that it is essential and that somewhere will have to build it; and others that look beyond the environment and come in waste management plants and an engine of the local economy and a source of employment. The debate this served do you what do you think?