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136 Meanwhile, Britain continues to refuse aid to its soldiers exposed during nuclear tests in the South Pacific. From 1945 through 1962, aboveground atomic weapons tests in Nevada exposed government workers and downwind residents to direct radiation and downwind fallout. Others were exposed during work as miners, mill workers and transporters. 4 million. More than 175,000 nuclear weapons employees (or their survivors) have applied for medical care under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
Is able to power existing reactors is by relying on “secondary sources”— reprocessing spent fuel, recycling plutonium and re-enriching depleted uranium. S. and Russia to use old nuclear weapons as a fuel source. Many warheads contain highly enriched U-235 and some contain plutonium-239 (which can be used in mixed-oxide reactors). S. and Germany have abandoned their fast-breeder plans. S. reprocessing plants have been shut down. 6 billion Thorp reprocessing site at Sellafield was set to close in 2010 but, as of March 2011, Sellafield was reportedly still dumping eight million liters of nuclear waste into the Irish Sea—every day.
Both were proposed as “National Sacrifice Areas” suitable for the government’s defunct Monitored Retrievable Storage of radioactive waste. S. repository at Yucca Mountain occupies land held sacred by the Western Shoshone. 186 Canada dominates Africa’s uranium trade, with operations in 35 countries. Canada’s Xemplar Energy Corporation holds an exclusive license to explore for uranium in Namibia’s ecologically fragile Namib Naukluft Park, home to rare plant and animal life. The open-cast mining process has irrevocably destroyed vast stretches of Namibian deserts.