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Obama shipping jobs and nuclear material to India?

As a PhD research physicist for over 40 years now, I have been discouraged by the rejection of nuclear power by the United States for the last couple decades.  We have even thrown away the design and construction expertise we once had to lead the world.  I should not be surprised to read this, but I am.

Glenn Williams
US Spent Nuclear Fuel – Hello India?
3/30/2010 1:03 PM EDT

Were you wondering what the federal government plans to do with nuclear waste now they closed Yucca Mountain? A hint is found from the US State Department, March 29, 2010 in a release entitled “U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation – Reprocessing Arrangement.” Here is what it says, “The United States and India have taken an important step toward implementing civil nuclear cooperation by completing negotiations on “arrangements and procedures” for reprocessing U.S.-origin spent nuclear fuel. These arrangements, negotiated pursuant to Article 6(iii) of the historic Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, will enable Indian reprocessing of U.S.-obligated nuclear material under IAEA safeguards. Completion of these arrangements will facilitate participation by U.S. firms in India’s rapidly expanding civil nuclear energy sector.”

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Just one more demonstration we must watch what they do to judge the meaning of what they say.