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  •  The only safe way to get rid of nuclear waste (0+ / 0-)

    is to shoot it into space towards the sun. You want to give me a ballpark figure of the costs of that kind of waste elimination??

    Some people make u want to change species! --ulookarmless, quoted w/his permission: RIP good man.

    by orlbucfan on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:24:45 PM PDT

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    •  You're joking, right? (1+ / 0-)
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      The risks of sending that much high level waste up through our atmosphere, risking an explosion and wide distribution of fallout dwarf the risks associated with, say, geological sequestration or transmutation.

      Also, it takes a buttload of energy to shed the angular momentum associated with Earth orbit, thus allowing the rocket to actually make it down the gravity well into the sun. It's nothing like dropping a rock down a shaft.

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