What next for Russia? Gambling casinos?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Sat May 26 06:28:43 MDT 2001


The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), May 30, 1994

TRIBE SEES GOLD IN NUCLEAR WASTE

By JOHN C. KUEHNER; PLAIN DEALER REPORTER

Silas Cochise sees a salvation for his tribe where others see unwanted,
highly radioactive waste.

The great-grandson of the American Indian warrior Cochise, who led fierce
resistance against white settlement in the Southwest in the 1860s, said his
tribe is willing to temporarily store the radioactive waste from Ohio's
Centerior Energy Corp. and 32 other electric companies on its tribal lands
in New Mexico for one reason: money.

Holding the nuclear power plant waste until the federal government finds a
permanent burial ground could mean 300 to 500 high-tech jobs on a
reservation that has a 20% unemployment rate, and it could mean millions of
dollars for the Mescalero Apache tribe.

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NY Times, May 26, 2001

Russia Sees Payoff in Storing Nuclear Waste From Around the World

By PATRICK E. TYLER

MOSCOW, May 25 — Despite some strong opposition from the public at home and
by the government in the United States, Russia is preparing to open its
borders to become the largest international repository for radioactive
nuclear wastes.

With strong backing from President Vladimir V. Putin, the Ministry of
Atomic Energy is expected to get a new legal mandate from Parliament next
month to offer permanent storage for the highly toxic spent nuclear fuel
that has been piling up in temporary storage basins at power plants around
the world.

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/26/world/26RUSS.html


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