Battelle Memorial Institute, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the U.S. Department of Energy are hosting an informational meeting about the Deep Borehole Field Test in Tulare tonight. I’m planning to attend their roadshow at the Spink County Fairgrounds 4-H building in Redfield tomorrow night starting at 6 p.m.
To prep us civilians with information and arguments against this proposed test of a method to dispose of nuclear waste in 5,000-meter-deep holes, anti-nuclear activist Nancy Foust has created a new website, NoNukesSD.org. Like friend of blog Donald Pay, who first alerted the public to this project, Foust contends that the borehole test project is a precursor to a full-scale national nuclear waste dump in South Dakota. Battelle has stated proximity to the Dakota Aquifer excludes Spink County from consideration as a nuclear waste site, but suspicion abounds.
I’ll ask the experts at tomorrow night’s meeting to confirm their intentions for our good ground. Readers, if you have questions, come to Redfield and ask them tomorrow night… or submit them in the comment section below!