Gritty Kitty Litter: Now with the Smell of Fresh Uranium


Good advice:

If you’re trying to stabilize nuclear waste, don’t use organic kitty litter.

That’s the take-away of a 277-page report, just released by the Department of Energy (DOE), on a radioactive leak that occurred at the underground Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Feb. 14, 2014.

Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter, as had been suspected since last year.

I don’t want to badmouth my cat or anything, but we could sure use some of that nuclear-proof litter here at Casa Verde.