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DOE Erosion Projection

The 1996 Draft Environmental Impact Statement by the Department of Energy showed extremely rapid erosion rates. The first image shows the site with the streams that run through it. These streams eventually feed into Cattaruagus Creek and Lake Erie.

This image shows the projected erosion within 500 years. The West Valley Site has waste that will be dangerous for 100,000 years.

This image shows the projected erosion within 1,000 years. Most of the burial grounds have washed away into the drinking water for millions of people.

The only way the DOE can leave the waste in the ground legally is by making the claim that they can control the forces of nature for as long as it takes. How many governments have lasted for 1,000 years? 10,000 years? 100,000?

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