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Subject:  Re: Obama nixes Yucca Mtn Date:  3/2/2009  7:05 PM
Author:  steve203 Number:  16416 of 19157

Even a little bit of energy gained from the wastes would cost only that needed tap it.

'course, gotta wonder, take the leftovers after reprocessing and bury that in Yucca, and turn the mountain into an RTG?

A radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG, RITEG) is an electrical generator which obtains its power from radioactive decay. In such a device, the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material is converted into electricity by the Seebeck effect using an array of thermocouples.

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