There was a recent letter to the editor by Nancy Braus outlining the potential problems with waste storage at Vermont Yankee. She points out that for the dry cast storage that:
The NRC requires examining of 1 cask per site out of dozens, only once every 25 years!
The initial idea was that this waste was to be taken elsewhere. But where is elsewhere but someone else’s back yard? Now it is to be stored locally, on a flood plain. Since this storage has never been done before, how can the scientists be so confidant that no problems can arise? Have they never heard of Murphy’s Law, that states that, if something can go wrong, it will?