RE: Bracing for Yucca Mountain's Nuclear Forever

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Date: Mon May 27 2002 - 16:54:51 BST

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    >From: Vincent Campbell <>
    >To: "''" <>
    >Subject: RE: Bracing for Yucca Mountain's Nuclear Forever
    >Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 14:52:53 +0100
    >Sounds a lot like every other Star Trek episode.
    >One Voyager episode springs to mind where the memory of a war atroicity is
    >transmitted to passing ships and people on board have the atrocity
    >in their brains as though they committed it- so no-one ever forgets the
    >horror of it.
    >Putting up massive earthworks and the like, as on Star Trek, may just make
    >future generations more curious to see what's been hidden.
    >How about a motion sensitive guided missle system, a la magrathea?
    >Certainly, it's an interesting dilemma, but at the end of the day we can't
    >stop future generations, any more than the ancient egyptians could by
    >putting curses on their tombs.
    Keeping with the theme of Ray's post about the archaeological find of chimp
    tool usage, there's the possibilities from the *original* _Planet of the
    Apes_ movies, specifically _Beneath the Planet of the Apes_. With Yucca
    Mountain we may eventually see our own version of the Forbidden Zone. Now if
    only there might eventually arrive mutants on the scene who worship the
    nuclear waste.

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