FIRST SIGN ecologist dump ARGENTINA AGAINST NUCLEAR Gastre, PATAGONIA, held in the city of Mar del Plata.

In the late decade of the 80 and from the city of Mar del Plata, RF, through its articles in the press, he succeeded in annulling the presidential initiative of then PEN HOLDER IN ARGENTINA, REPUBLIC DR. Ricardo Alfonsin, TO CONVERT A Gastre, PATAGONIA, IN NUCLEAR dump. BUT FOR THIS ACTION, THE SAME have been realized. ACTOR cooperation VITALE JUAN, was very important, because these information RELAY radially, ECOLOGISTA took place the first demonstration in the city of Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA HISTORY MADE BY A NOTE IN SPOTLIGHT Buenos Aires Herald.

RF ALSO INDICATED IS CONTRARY TO THE CONDOR PROJECT I AND II, OF THE SAME TIME, FOR PARTICIPATING IN FOREIGN CAPITAL FUNDING FROM COUNTRIES WITH TERRORISTS. FACT is linked logically to conflicts ARGENTINA HAD ON FOREIGN POLICY, AND BACK LACK OF SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL, which resulted in hyperinflation PICTURE sadly remembered and plunged the country in a state of ungovernability. AS A RESULT OF ALL THE VISION third world of the aforementioned former president.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION GENERATED AWARENESS AND CREATED THIS ACTION, CAUSING REJECTION IN THE CONGRESS OF THE NATION A presidential initiative. THIS WAY WAS SAVED an important sector of Patagonia from being contaminated radioactively for hundreds of thousands of years.

SUCCESS IN PREVENTING THE NUCLEAR CONTAMINATION Gastre FEEDS HOPES IN THE MIND OF RF, as a former journalist for the world press can, at some point, echoing SOLIDARITY FUND 2% of world GDP and understand the urgency of their CONCRETION.

DURING THE MEETING OF ALMOST 200 PRESIDENTS SUMMIT IN COPENHAGEN, DECEMBER 2009, BY GLOBAL WARMING OVER 50 MEDIA RELEASE FROM AROUND THE PLANET AND JOINED TOGETHER published articles, asking for greater awareness and action on the part of rulers . NOTES MENTIONED IN THE JOINT latent danger defrost ACCELERATION IN THE NORTH POLE floating ice, reduced albedo effect, melting permafrost Arctic and the release of methane gas hydrates, ALL OF WHICH CAN LEAD IN EFFECT CHAIN, at an average temperature of 6 MORE IN abruptly. PRESIDENTS BUT NOT HEARD AND DECIDED TO CONTINUE WITH consumer frenzy more and more oil, especially the US and China, justifying this on the need to hold the JOB LEVEL AND NATIONAL GDP.

BUT, in July 2012, it came to pass the unexpected and LOGICAL ANOMALY IN A CLIMATE, A heat wave impact the large island of Greenland, in only 4 days was thawed 97% of its surface. A COMPLETELY unprecedented. TO TRY TO mitigate claimed DO something similar happened about 150 years ago, but of course, like to know, if in that time there were no satellites. THE FACT IS ALLOWED predict that modifying weather patterns in the sector and ABRUPT CHANGES MAY BE REPEATED, intensified and accelerated. HAPPENED, THE SOLID Greenland glaciers contain enough water to make ASCEND THE OCEANS 7 meters.

JOURNALIST AS EX RF WORLD invites all colleagues to join the Green Cross and support the Solidarity Fund, which simply consists of a rate, BY WAY OF TAX ON ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM TO GATHER NO LESS 2 billion dollars per year. MINIMUM NUMBER TO MEET THE GROWING PROBLEM OF GLOBAL WARMING, hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy and ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS. ASI will be possible, among several objectives, happen in the immediate to plant 20 billion trees to capture CO2 and subsequent burial of the logs in the basement, TOGETHER WITH REPLACEMENT OF ALL vehicles that consume hydrocarbons.


ALL NATIONS SYSTEM-WIDE, ALL citizens, we must do our part to help save the planet. We PAY to pave the streets. THEN WE UNDERSTAND WE SHOULD MAKE AN EQUAL OR GREATER EFFORT TO PRESERVE THE NATURAL BALANCE OF WORLD beautiful.

And if the politicians and Presidents still do not want to hear, then all we remove our deposits of all banks and put our savings in only 3 AS THE AMERICAN BANK, HSBC BANK OR BANCO ITAU. And we use COLLECTIVELY THE POWER OF SELECTIVE NO PURCHASE, FOR EXAMPLE NO BUYING DURING ALL YEAR CAR TOYOTA. THIS IS GREEN PEACEFUL RESISTANCE.




A SONG OF ROSS MARILINA, “NUCLEAR” referred to the issue Gastre. THIS mobilized journalistic curiosity and gave THE KICK FOR MAKING THE FIRST NOTE OF COMPLAINT. IN THE SAME they ARE EXPLAINED THE SCOPE OF THE TOPIC AND THE HARMFUL TO RESULT FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS IN PATAGONIA. To attract more attention ARGENTINA asked whether the Alfonsin, who had just HAVE THE HEAVY WATER PLANT AND ARROYITO refining uranium WOULD NOT EVEN BEHIND THE PUMP. POPULATION OF INNOCENCE HAPPENED TO DEAL WITH THE NEWS TO FINALLY BE PART OF THE FIRST MOBILIZATION environmentalist protest outside the cathedral church of the city of Mar del Plata. The incident took place during the month of February 1988.

The second note on the subject said: The claim that in near the town of Gastre, Chubut, Argentina, you’re building a repository for nuclear waste, possibly to be used by Western powers first order to get there from your trash high-risk radioactive deserves an examination of conscience.

First, remember that the daily El Atlantic issued this complaint at the national level by a note that the information was leaked almost accidentally. Because of schedules, one of our political specialists had to cover the performance of Marilina Ross, absolutely out of orbit work. Intrigued by a song: “Nuclear Dump”, he questioned the singer, in dressing rooms, on the meaning of the letter. So Marilina showed abundant material. He cited the popular discontent that the issue has aroused in the village of Chubut. He said the dump Gastre longer be operational. In addition, also he said he’d American and French radioactive waste in exchange for a deepwater port and a reduction in interest on foreign debt, for Argentina.

He named, in the report as the official source, the mayor of Comodoro Rivadavia. And he showed plenty of magazines with articles denouncing the beginning of construction of the repository, they were kidnapped, according Marilina- timely in its edition in the province of Chubut.

Marilina, with some justification, asked the reporter: What happens to you ?, someone gagged not to publish a single line about this subject?

The Atlantic months ago, he published an article with a scientist from the National Atomic Energy Commission. Through it, it was unveiled CONEA the interest of the rocky mantle of Gastre, several million years old, one of the five places that exist in the world. And said the scientist, who were doing studies to make a nuclear repository there (note in mid-1987).

In addition, he hinted at the chance, the dustbin of yore, could be used by other nations that were interested.

Returning to the question of Marilina, we must agree on the chroniclers of shows tend to give priority to social gossip environmental issues rather than political orientation, which may emanate from there. In that sense, buttressed error Marilina to properly channel the information he had, the operation and watertight ignore that researchers and makers of social communication, working in each of the media departments.

The second error Marilina, was to name all these months, an official source to corroborate his claims publicly. Immediately after Ross made his dire statements The Atlantic were contacted by telephone with the interim mayor of Comodoro Rivadavia, belonging to the Justicialist Party; who confirmed the complaint and stated that Marilina Gastre no civil work in the eyes, under heavy guard and without anyone knowing what is being done inside the perimeter. So he said to the air, under the wave Radio Mar del Plata, telephone consultation to Ramón Costas colleague. He also assured that the work would be building without authorization from the governor of Chubut, who called for a provincial plebiscite be held, so that the project will have the popular referendum.

The worst of all this is that as the mayor of Comodoro Rivadavia, Dante Mario Corchuelo Blasco, “the work would have begun several months ago.”

In this regard, the silence that would have kept the governor of Chubut, in national forums, which are the Senate and the House of Representatives is not explained.

During the weekend, the deputy Freytes (PJ) of Chubut, told exclusively for The Atlantic that “will make a request for an investigation in the Congress of the Nation.”

He said Freytes, heard here and there in the province, that the repository would be built Gastre. He also warned that if the landfill was designed with global end the “blue helmets of the United Nations”, would govern a piece of Argentine territory. With risk that an expansive geopolitical phenomenon is not ruled out as the national deputy, the possibility that new drilling will practice once the first is filled with containers and sealed permanently.

Deputy also recognized that while drilling YPF holds up to three kilometers deep, would not exist in the country technology to a hole several meters in diameter and 3,000 meters deep, dug into the hard rock of the planet, as It would be required to bury radioactive waste.

Therefore, if the work is being done or was completed, the project participates or participated technology, machinery and foreign engineers of unknown nationality.

Moreover, also during the weekend, they were consulted Juan Carlos Pugliese, president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation and Freddy Storani on this subject. The first would categorically said nothing about the project. Freddy merely advance his initial opposition to a project that threatens the ecology and endanger national sovereignty.

Corollary: Neither the members of the radical dome, national, apparently were aware of the project. CONEA works organically under support of the Presidency of the Nation. So who or who ordered the until today, alleged secret execution of the project? The Atlantic is based, so far, claims the mayor of Comodoro Rivadavia, who said that “no civil work to view Gastre enter and leave one.” The wording is now focused on achieving a note with the governor of Chubut, who unfortunately is now enjoying a holiday period.


Against the will of the government of the province of Chubut and the unanimous condemnation of Chubut people going full pace the work of a nuclear repository near the town of Gastre, distant 300 kilometers from the city of Comodoro Rivadavia.

There is being built a “nuclear dump” three kilometers deep, under technical direction of the National Atomic Energy Commission, under the direct support of President’s Office.

CNEA, despite claims that important Patagonian state has not provided sufficient details about the venture. He just send one of his technicians, twelve months ago, in order to inform government and community authorities of Chubut. The details provided by the expert at that time did not satisfy the authorities. Against repeated requests for greater technical reports, CNEA simply keep silent for several weeks. Silence was broken months later by the sound of heavy machinery starting work in Gastre, by express mandate of the Nation. There was no further explanation, not feel consulted and give the people and institutions of Chubut. This is creating a climate of unrest and protest dense in that southern region of our country.

As The Atlantic could set yesterday by telephone consultation with the mayor of Comodoro Rivadavia, the problem not only seriously concerned the governor of Chubut; all the southern provincial governments share the distrust and suspicion chubutense claims that such deposit is not “harmful” to the environment.

In economic terms only, the news has unleashed a merciless devaluation of thousands of square kilometers surrounding the future dump facilities. From the point of view of demographic geopolitics, facilities in an interior region of the province seriously compromises the future and current settlement, settler populations of our south.

Despite all the assurances he has promised CNEA our Third World, it is known the scientific data confided from the First World, there is no absolute guarantee of environmental safety in the medium and long term presence of accumulation of hundreds or thousands of tons of radioactive and radioactively contaminated material, which meet atomic clocks slow degradation, estimated at an average of several thousand years.

Moreover, the danger is always there that represent a combined crack with a meteorological phenomenon of magnitude as winds or storms, in the control system of the waste, for the survival of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people.

It remembers that the Chernobyl accident contaminated almost half of Europe gas and radioactive ash.

The worst thing is that the construction of this nuclear dump obey an ambitious plan of international scope, where waste from around the world, mainly the United States and France, would be transported to Gastre, Chubut, Argentina, to be encapsulated forever and ever, if anything goes wrong during the subsequent sealing of containers and sealed within several thousand years of “garbage”. Otherwise, neither God will separate the heavy hand of the “angel of pollution”.

We should add that the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, with the exception of Japan-for their energéticas- limitations have canceled projects not only future nuclear power plants, also plants that would have to replace those that have expired in the lifetime, have been canceled. More than once it has been said that what is now seeking the developed countries is to export its pollution to the Third World.

WITH Comodoro Rivadavia

After countless attempts to get a line in the national system of telediscado The Atlantic managed to communicate by telephone with the office of Acting Mayor of Comodoro Rivadavia, Dante Mario Corchuelo Blasco. After receiving notice of the complaint made in Mar del Plata by singer Marilina Ross, in the sense that they would be depositing waste and that there would be an agreement with the United States and France to Gastre also may place on their own, in exchange for a port and a reduction in the interest on the foreign debt; the mayor said that “confirmed Ross’s complaint Marilina at some points, others do not have sufficient evidentiary information.”

On the role played by the CNEA in all this, said Blasco mayor that “twelve months ago we were visited by a technician from the commission and explained the intentions of making a nuclear dump in the vicinity of the town of Gastre. However, we are not pleased with the technical level exhibitions provided. We ask, timely, extending the CNEA reports. So far they have not responded to us. ”

And on whether or not the work is building, the mayor that “yes, there is civil works in sight said. I can not tell you what kind of facilities are underway inside and underground. Yes there are people working and strong custody, admission to the workshop is not allowed, no. Chubut authorities have so far failed to enter the perimeter. As explained by the technician, a year ago, major works include the excavation of some 3 million meters deep. ”

Whether the CNEA was authorized Chubut government to proceed with the venture said Blasco mayor that “I know personally that the current governor of our province was not consulted, nor any of the municipal mayors of the region. And one could say almost certainly that he was not consulted nor asked Gov. review the previous management. Everything is being done behind the backs of the people and government of Chubut. ”

Mayor also stressed that “the news of this work has caused considerable unease in the population of this province, unanimously, is expressing outrage against this work which compromises the safety of our children and ecological preservation of the environment, despite all promises to the contrary offered by the CNEA ”

As for France and the United States would use the dump, he said “unknown here if that information is true, although there is a strong and growing rumor that the covers. As to whether there have been deposit in the repository we do not know. I repeat, everything is being done behind Chubut “.

And whether there would be French bids to build a port in the province in exchange for “nuclear” favors, he said that “we know nothing, no contact so far that can give firmness to that transcended”.

At the end of our communication Blasco mayor said that “the CNEA said Gastre selected by the geological stability of its rocky mantle that has remained undisturbed for several billions of years. However, we have seismological studies by scientists Patagonia, on the earthquake that shook the crust just 300 kilometers, in El Bolson and Lago Puelo, a few years ago. According to the report, there is no total guarantee that an earthquake does not arrive one day move Gastre region, urban center of an important agricultural and livestock conglomerate. ”

Closing the wave of uncertainty and expectations unfulfilled excavation is causing among Chubut, some physicists based in Bariloche have let it be known that a hole three kilometers in the crust, the characteristics of which takes place in Gastre could serve for use in experiments with underground nuclear detonations.

Nuclear -¿Basurero or the first step towards Argentine bomb?

BLUE HELMETS come to the dump


Undoubtedly, the issue of “Nuclear Dump” threatens to become the most explosive news in recent days because, as you progress through investigative journalism, rawer are the details that are revealed, and more the avizoradas dangerous implications.

The national deputy Carlos Miguel Freytes, PJ, born in
The province of Chubut, clarified important details. He said “Gastre is in the northwest of the province, in the Patagonian plateau almost at the edge of Santa Cruz and this problem stirred the sensitivity of Chubut. In the previous government of Dr. Viglione (UCR) was raised
ante the possibility of initiation of the need for works-those works were preceded by a clarification (yes or no) by the legislature. The C.N.E.A. and national authorities simply give technical reports, but not to inform or relate your decision to continue with the work, the legislative body. The current governor Néstor Perl (PJ) expressed the need for a provincial plebiscite, so that the same comprovincianos defined or not, its acceptance (nuclear sump installation). Now with the complaint of you (following the report Marilina Ross) we mark a series of observations. ”


-Which are?

– The first is a repeated and sustained subjugation of provincial autonomy. Also it is worrying that a segment of the policy (which should carry forward the CNEA) unexpectedly accelerate and delay send to other areas of the same. The development of Atucha II, is virtually paralyzed, beyond some fireworks Pilcaniyeu done, there is no guarantee that the vital process of uranium are being followed, except that a happy little journalistic encourage the management. I think that Argentina should consider, as an insert in its nuclear policy, what you do with what emerges from the uraniferous exploitation, given that we will have 3 plants. The information I have says that this problem becomes timely after the year 2000, and will be defined for the approximately 2,015, while continuing to place viable nuclear surpluses in the pools of Atucha and Río Tercero.

– What is then due haste?

– The PEN, which has expressed reluctance in providing funds for the CNEA, leads me to the great concern of whether this nuclear reservoir is only for domestic waste, or will he be for the world? Yes it is in the world, is no longer a problem of Chubut, is the country, which must be informed and be able to discuss the issue, because it would mean the loss of sovereignty, with the presence of foreign troops in the custody of the place.

– How is efectivizaría that?

Very simply, with the arrival of the blue helmets (UN troops). I this is not to be alarmist, but I’m putting public knowledge of the problem parameters.

But Ross says that waste is from France and the United States.
‘I must handle me parameters of prudence and certainty, because on Monday, in Buenos Aires, will raise a formal order of reports on the subject, and in communication with the governor of my province (Chubut) I’m going to suggest that through the State Attorney’s Office, the case was brought before the Federal Courts and a requirement not to innovate, until the subject acquire the necessary publicity, and know what the ultimate direction of this whole case.

-According To our research, it is a completely closed area, even the governor is allowed to enter, is it?

‘The gravity of this would require the implementation of all Republicans to put mechanisms in case this problem, interest in my province is so great that to a greater or less, was armed with information given to the installation of trash nuclear means to live with radioactive material to most or less distance, but always within the provincial level. And as to what the closed area, as it is, looks like a spy movie sequence, there are signs of military zone and trespassing, with large custody of armed soldiers.

-¿A How Gastre is the future site of the Capital Federal (Viedma)?

Roughly 500 kilometers, and is very good point, and that should be asked, if the “Gordian knot” of the country can be established in an area of ​​high risk …

-To Perform drilling 3 kms., Deep, with a large diameter in solid rock, it is estimated that there is no consistent national technology, that is, you already would be foreign companies working in the play?

That’s a technical issue that I know, but I assume that being arrested on nuclear development program technique, necessarily must have resorted to foreign technology.

-In The event that the nuclear sump Gastre outside world, would not it be logical and necessary that the national government requested a referendum to all citizens in order to sound out the opinion of the people, Beagle type?

-You What has made explicit in articulating the idea.

-The Energy Commission of the Lower House, are you aware or should not have it?

No one could do without the consent of the legislative bodies, but this is an old procedure of radical government. On one hand (and I believe in good faith) declaims accept the rules of constitutional game, and secondly negotiating with the executive branch’s foreign debt, when setting the Constitution that the scope of the logical argument is the National Parliament, and on the other part establishes a currency, the austral, by simple decree PEN, when our Constitution, mark well that the scope of definition is the Parliament. So I’m not surprised this kind of action, which objectively marks a radical government deficit.

If the implementation of that garbage is put into effect, and if as Gastre say is one of 3 suitable areas in the world for highly contaminated waste deposits (the others are the salt flats of Utah and Wyoming), could this not in the future produce new settlements of nuclear waste produced in neighboring areas, which would go slowly extending the domain of other powers over our territory?

If you scratch a rash starts to spread.

Informs the public CNEA

As we advance, ATLANTIC, by telex, filed a number of questions to UAN LIC. NORBERTO CIALELLA, HEAD OF FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR NUCLEAR PROJECT IN Gastre sump.
The questions were transmitted to the Ezeiza Atomic Centre, THE LAST DAY FEBRUARY 22, AT 19:27 HOURS AND WERE ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 25 AT 9.19 HOURS. THEREFORE, HUBOL 61.52 hour delay. ASI, HEREBY NATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, responded to a newspaper DIARY OF A CONCERN interior of the province, fixing its position and explaining DETAIL THE SAME.
Two observations should be made on the matter. The first is that, according to the official response of the CNEA, Gastre PROJECT IS IN KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE OF THE NATION. As such, as explained very well known LEGISLATORS TO consulted by the Atlantic during these last days, they will claim PREJUDICE TO THE PROJECT. Is it because in our country, Deputies and Senators ONLY FOCUS ON POLITICAL, FINANCIAL AND ELECTION ISSUE? WHILE they are few that deal with important issues, NATIONAL OWN FUTURE.
And, moreover, it is striking that a country where monetary resources are scarce, I imposed AN ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION PROJECT TO GUARANTEE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

1) Is there a feasibility study to install a nuclear repository Gastre?
-From 1980 the National Atomic Energy Commission (hereinafter CNEA) is studying the feasibility of building a repository, for the final disposal, safely, in deep geological formations of high activity radioactive waste generated by the plan Argentine nuclear.
The production of high-activity radioactive waste is a result of the generation of electricity from nuclear sources. The problems associated with the storage of high level radioactive waste will be significant from the next century, however, the decision to solve the technological aspects of eliminating them early enough, so as not transfer took the problem future generations. This decision is based primarily on technical and ethical aspects, as it is considered that this generation, which enjoys the benefits of nuclear energy, which is debed solve the problem.
CNEA instructed the National University of San Juan identifying granitic bodies located in the country and studies of pre-selection and detailed for the eventual construction of a repository for high-level radioactive waste that meets the needs of the Argentine nuclear program .
Of that survey they were identified rock masses 198, located in different provinces, emerging as more favorable those located in the province of Chubut and Rio Black.
Given stringent selection criteria four outcrops, two of the province of Black River and two of Chubut, as the most suitable for detailed studies were selected.
In one of them, Sierra del Medio (a granite massif located 60 Km., Of the town of Gastre, Prov., Chubut) they are currently conducting studies in order to determine the suitability of this solid for the construction of a repository of high level radioactive waste. The results so far confirm that site as suitable.
2) The CNEA maintained, at this time, civil works Gastre? Are there any facilities in Gastre?
As was explained in the previous question only it is conducting a feasibility study. For these reasons, if the question relates to civil works corresponding to the repository, the answer is that has not been done or planned to be completed until the feasibility study, submitted it for consideration by the authorities and they make the decision final.
CNEA has built in the town of Gastre, distant 60 Kms. From the study area, logistic support facilities to investigations carried out in Sierra del Medio. These facilities include: accommodation, office, vehicle maintenance, ie those of a feasibility study facilities.

Men Working

3) Is there CNEA personnel working in Gastre?
-for Being a feasibility study, CNEA staff in place has outstanding temporary stay. You just have featured permanently, 5 employees that perform logistical support to studies.
4) Have they started drilling?
– Within the feasibility study we have been made 10 middle drilling to depths of 200-280 meters, whose objective was to study geological features of the granite massif of Sierra del Medio and 4 holes of 800 meters, whose purpose was to study the petrographic characteristics rock and potential behavior of deep groundwater.
These perforations are for taking geological samples and have a diameter of about 5 centimeters.
5) Will be rotated to Congress the project?
– This CNEA has turned to consideration of various committees of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate of the Nation response to various requests for information, timely requested by the committees of environment, natural resources, science and tédcnica, and energy. They have also turned to consideration of the Honorable Legislature of the Province of Chubut, answers to your requirements.
This CNEA kept constantly informed on the progress of the studies to the National Parliament, especially to the committees mentioned above, the government of the province of Chubut and the legislature of the province.

TRASH 500 meters underground

6) What size is drilling three kilometers?
– The question is elaborated on a false hypothesis. The preliminary engineering of this facility involves the construction of a repository access pique 500 meters deep (the repository) to a diameter of about 5.60 meters.
7) How many containers can receive and how deep?
– The preliminary engineering repository includes the elimination of 3,000 containers of 0.60 meters in diameter by 1.60 meters. These containers will result from the waste generated by the operation of six Argentine nuclear power plants planned until the end of this century, operating 30 years each, generating about 80 the same year giga watts of electricity.
As is public knowledge, there are currently two operating nuclear power plants, Atucha I, since 1974, Embalse and Atucha II since 1983 under construction.
The containers will be placed to 500 meters deep.


8) What will seal the repository, and from what depth?
– Once the repository full after about 50-60 years of operation, the galleries will be sealed with bentonite, the same will be done with access to the same surface facilities will be lifted and the landscape will look the same today It presented on the site make it suitable for this installation.
9) The containers will lead?
– The high-level radioactive waste will be included in a borosilicate glass matrix type in a stainless steel container. This vessel will be coated with a lead wall about 10 centimeters thick externally protected by a metal sheet in order to protect them from corrosion for a period of 1,000 years.
The design of the containers comply with the requirements of the regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This implies that the containers must withstand a drop from 9 meters high on a hard surface, followed by a fire to keep them for half an hour at a temperature of 800 degrees Celsius without radioactive material released into the environment.


10) What guarantee is there that containers are used and not drain the radioactive waste directly into the pit of Gastre?
– There will be no hole in Gastre. As outlined in previous questions, it is conducting a feasibility study for the construction of a repository for radioactive waste of high activity. It is a facility that would be built 500 meters deep in a granite massif and consisting of main and secondary galleries and locations for final disposal of radioactive waste, as stated above will be vitrified and contained in a suitable container. At this point, studies are under way for the eventual installation location of the repository in the granite massif of Sierra del Medio, located 60 kilometers from the town of Gastre.
The hypothesis directly empty high activity radioactive waste in a pit, as it begs the question what is a real technical nonsense.
11) Will there be international involvement in entrepreneurship or be limited to a national tender, or will be directly performed by CNEA?
– Since it is a level of feasibility study, these aspects have not yet been defined. As a working hypothesis the feasibility of the eventual formation of a state company owned by CNEA, optionally combined with other entities of the national or provincial State is analyzed. That company would aim to design, build, operate and carry out the decommissioning of this installation.
12) Would it be possible SADE awarded the project if it is discharged radioactive waste from abroad?
-such That CNEA has been informed by the Honorable Congress of the Nation, has never been considered the use of the repository third countries and there are no legal or commercial diplomatic commitments in this regard.
13) Would participation of foreign security services?
-The Facility will have services typical radiation safety of the CNEA.
14) Once the drilling is done first, what guarantee there is that does not practice other nearby future?
No drilling understands what the question refers. If it relates to exploratory drilling for taking geological samples, previously they specified the perforations made. If it refers instead to the holes that will be part of the installation, it is clarified that engineering design has been limited to two the number of such perforations: one referring to pique access to the facility and others intended for emergency exit and ventilation installation. If finally refers to small holes to be built in the floor of the underground galleries designed to accommodate each container, it is obvious that if the number is 3,000 containers, will equal the number of holes.

3,000 containers

15) What volume of radioactive waste produced by reactors Argentines?
‘As specified above, the 6 Argentine nuclear power plants are expected to operate by the end of this century will produce a number of high-level radioactive waste that conveniently concentrates, vitrified, including lead, give rise to 3,000 containers.
16) waste ponds at each nuclear power plant are not sufficient for the low radioactive waste Argentina?
-The Operating nuclear power plants are adjacent to these so-called “house of pools”. It consists of water-cooled pools, in which are deposited, after being used, the spent fuel elements in nuclear power. The high activity radioactive waste are contained within those fuel elements. These fuel elements can not stay in these pools more than 30-35 years, since they were not designed for that purpose. That is why there is a problem and must be solved with anticipation. Argentina’s policy is to reprocess the fuel elements, including radioactive waste in glass and lead and remove it safely in a repository.
The removal of fuel assemblies without reprocessing is a possible alternative, but it has been rejected not only by the energy importance of plutonium present therein (using plutonium produced during irradiation of uranium is increased to twice the energy reserves nuclear origin), but also on environmental grounds, in fact, the fuel elements are not designed for the retention of radionuclides in the very long term after removal and on the other hand, the presence of the total inventory of actinides in the fuel is not reprocessed imply a more significant radiological impact if the plutonium is recycled. Finally, removal of fuel elements without reprocessing imply a much higher area repository construction and thus a significantly higher cost.


17) If the work initiated in the repository, which is the maximum time to be completed?
– It is estimated that this work can be built in about 10 years. It should be available to start operating from 2010-2015.
18) By 2000 about 70 reactors will use in the Western bloc. Only, uranium reactor core being deactivated in Duquesne Pennsylvania, will suffice to complete 4,188 barrels of lead. What guarantee offers the CNEA for part of that radioactive waste does not end in Gastre?
– The world’s major countries that operate nuclear power plants are studying Argentina as the final disposal of high level radioactive waste. Some of them have specific laws that specify the studies to be performed and the schedules of entry into operation of these facilities. Such is the case in Sweden, USA, Spain, France, Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Finland, India, Japan, etc.


19) What is the safety of the repository that the seal is not broken by an occasional earthquake or tectonic movements?
– To answer the question it is necessary to quantify. If finally the studies carried out conclude that Sierra del Medio is a suitable place, and authorities approve the project, this area is classified as zero in the seismic zone classification from the National Institute of Seismic Prevention. Under these conditions the possibility of occurrence of a severe earthquake (grade 7 of the Mercalli scale) in that area has been calculated by the Institute of Antiseismic Research at the University of San Juan in one chance in a hundred thousand. This, as we see, it is not impossible to happen, but highly unlikely. Notwithstanding this, if it occurred, would have serious consequences, since the containers are situated 500 meters deep, surrounded by an elastic-plastic medium (bentonite) makes damping. It is known that the risks of everyday life, to which we are exposed, are several orders of magnitude higher probability of occurrence, for example. The statistical probability of death of accident is one in ten thousand and the statistical probability of death due to attend a football stadium is one in fifty thousand.
20) What is the level of safety for the environment?
– The doses received by the population group most exposed are a few tenths of millirem, dose equivalent to half-day exhibition of the same group to natural radiation. It should be mentioned that these doses will begin receiving the people who inhabit the place within 150,000 years.


21) Marilina denounced by a reduction in foreign debt and deep water port, the booking Gastre radioactive dump would have a global destination, what the CNEA say to all this?
– The question is repetitive. CNEA has informed Parliament and public opinion has never been considered by third countries using the repository and no legal or commercial diplomatic commitments in this regard.
22) Are there technology in Argentina for drilling as Gastre, with perhaps several meters in diameter, and up to a depth of three kilometers of solid rock?
– The question of a false hypothesis. The draft provides for the engineering feasibility of construction of an installation in a granite massif at 500 meters deep. There is enough land in the technology in the field of mining engineering for the construction of a facility of this type.


23) The work will have the support of the people and government of Chubut, they will be consulted?
– The CNEA is informing and making consideration of the people and government of Chubut the progress of the studies being conducted. As stated above, after completion of studies and demonstrated fitness, the conclusions will be made for consideration by the authorities. It is estimated that with adequate information on the subject this work will be accepted by the people and government of the province.
24) The grounds of Gastre who belong?
– The land where the facility will eventually be built belong to Sierra del Medio, granite massif located 60 kilometers from the town of Gastre. These lands are prosecutors.

Corollary: MODERN LIFE IS dependent on energy, nuclear IF THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY. Nobody likes to be the target of a radioactive dump, but FINALLY such waste shall be placed somewhere safe. Mobilizing people for 1988 discouraged dump IN THE WORK OF Gastre.


17/06/2015 met the day 19 years of the great march that gave land to the project of the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), which sought to install in Sierra del Medio (Gastre – Chubut), the first repository High Activity Radioactive Waste planet.
A 19-year-long march that does not exist even today, a repository of radioactive waste High Activity operate anywhere in the world. The few attempts to build failed, showing that the nuclear industry has no answer to the worst scourge generated: the lethal radioactive waste generated after the nuclear fusion of atomic reactors.

Gastre struggle, made it possible to enter the Provincial Constitution and the express prohibition of entry into the national territory of radioactive waste or likely to be.


Both poles are melting and getting faster and faster (the test is 97% of thawing the frozen surface of Greenland during July 2012), it is time to react and implement all necessary changes to prevent flooding Overall all coastal cities, causing more than a billion other environmental refugees. As global warming is accelerating, this can happen in a few years and no longer in 2100. And long before that happens, when ocean waters ascend the first 50 centimeters square meter built on the coast, will be worthless and and no one can sell any property.

Everyone should choose to keep their homes on the coast or continue burning oil in their cars. We must change the system. And to do so, we must be able to invest hundreds of billions of dollars. The problem was not settled with sterile scientific debates and political summits. As in the great wars, it takes large concentrations of economic resources to win the battle against climate anomaly. But !, is less time for preventive actions.

July 2012: a heat wave covers the entire territory of Greenland thaw for 4 days and 97% of its surface. Proof that Global Warming may hiperacelerarse unexpectedly. Tomorrow may be the Arctic Sea the overheating and submarine hydrate deposits release methane gas, making up the average global temperature between 4 to 6, melting both poles. If thawed Greenland waters will amount seven meters, if it does Antarctica will be 80 meters.


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