Monday, 3 June 2013

2,500 nuclear waste shipments through town each year


Posted on31 May 2013.  

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that 25,000 nuclear waste shipments go through Pahrump each year. That figure was for a 10-year period.)

By Selwyn Harris

Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger said he had two different impressions before and after a special presentation on the transportation of radioactive nuclear waste through the heart of Pahrump.
On Tuesday evening, Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Office consultant Dr. Michael Voegele provided an in-depth look at the logistics involved in transporting waste to the Nevada National Security Site NNSS .
Much to Kohbarger’s surprise, he said the presentation gave him a renewed reason to believe that such transports are relatively safe.

 Selwyn Harris / Pahrump Valley Times - This unidentified truck was recently spotted driving through town. Signs indicate it is carrying radioactive material. Similar shipments, about 10 each, travel through Pahrump on their way to the test site for storage.

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