What to Do With Nuclear Waste in Callaway County?
David Frum has a great post up about how France handles the nuclear waste generated by its vast civil nuclear program. This goes a long way toward answering one of the open questions I had in my piece arguing for an expanded nuclear presence in Missouri. In short, France reprocesses and reuses the waste, although I readily admit my own limitations in explaining it much beyond that. (I originally found the article thanks to Andrew Sullivan.)
On a closely related point, I recently found one reason why AmerenUE was so intent on expanding within Callaway County — a project that hopefully will succeed eventually. Callaway County has a commercial property tax surcharge of just 11 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation, one of the lowest surcharge rates in Missouri. (Only two counties are lower: Reynolds and Camden.)