Where do you think the US should store it's nuclear waste?

@djbtol (5498)
United States
December 7, 2006 4:59am CST
Maybe in your back yard? Of course not, you wouldn't like that. Currently the waste is stored in many temporary locations. Here is an article about where they hope to store it the nuclear waste. http://blogevolve.com/another-nimby-episode
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
7 Dec 06
Maybe they should blast it into the sun at intervals of time-note I said sun and not space! Butlet the experts first consider the repurcussions and get the other countries to accept this proposal first, then maybe a joint waste disposal effort of all the nuclear waste in the world could go there?
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I think that is interesting. What would happen if we put all of the nuclear waste we currently have on some type of rocket, and then aimed that rocket directly at the sun? I assume the rocket and the waste would be destroyed. OK, what then? Would there be any bad consequences or not? Something to think about. Thanks for responding to my discussion. Have a great day.
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
8 Dec 06
If you look at the mass of the earth, even if the entire planet impacted the sun, I don't think it would make any difference to the sun. The cosnequeces of sending as much nuclear waste as the mass of even the panet Jupiter (and it would take eons to accumulate that kind of mass in one place-it owuld have to come from many planets) would be minimal. And I feel that sun has more radioactive material that entire mass of the planet earth put together. I am sure someone else must have also come up with such ideas and the various agencies involved must have given much thought to this, because to the best of my knowledge, space is supposed to be a nuclear free area as per treaties signed by various countries, unless I am badly misinformed.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Until you suggested it, I had never thought of the sun. You do present several good arguments why it should work. I'm a little surprised it hasn't been talked about more. Of course if we make space our dumping ground, then we will be living in the dump. Thanks for responding.