Regulation of a Million Years

NPR : EPA Expected to Issue Million-Year-Long Regulation
Eschewing a 10,000 year time frame as not long enough, the EPA is expected to release regulations concerning the construction of the Yucca Mountain site for the disposal of nuclear waste that are intended to be in place for a million years.
I’m all for protecting the environment and the health of our citizenry, but I find this sort of thing silly. Even 10,000 years is ambitious, as that is 50 times the current existence of the United States. A Million Years…well, that’s the province of SF writers.