An Interview with Local High School Students
In my generation, in many cases people think that it's a bad thing. But then they really don't know what to do about it, and they tend to worry, and then they say 'Oh, it's not my problem.' But it is.
How safe do you think it really is?
Well, I think I'd rather spill a little antifreeze on the ground than spill a little nuclear waste in the neighborhood. I don't think you should just trust that kind of dangerous chemicals to mechanical parts like that, because mechanical parts will always fail.
What do you think we should do with the waste?
The way that they're storing this waste, and the way that it's polluting the air, is soon going to just wipe out everything, because there are highly toxic fumes and radioactive waste that's being put into the water and into the air.
What is your connection to nuclear racism?
The waste is just put out into an empty space where communities nearby live, and all the waste is just going to sit there for millions and millions of years, because nobody really knows what to do with it.
Can we afford it?
I don't think it's all that cheap, because we seem to be paying for it with our health and the health of our great-great-grandchildren.
These High School students are not far off.