Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 3 weeks ago

How do they get rid of nuclear waste?

30 Answers

  • Piero
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    "They" haven't figure this out yet!!!  So far, it's just stored, waiting to leak into the environment or cause some cataclysmic nuclear accident.

  • 2 weeks ago

    in the navy, we used to pump it overboard. what u dont know cant hurt u.

  • put it in a giant rocket and shoot it up at the sun.  or fire it out into space why not, theres lots of space in space.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Are you sure that this is the correct site for this question?

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  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    They bury it Salt Mines

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    What does this have to do with astronomy and space?

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It is usually buried in concrete shafts, then entombed, but often near fault lines and potable water sources.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Mork from Ork said "You don't have Nuke-Away?  That's insane!!"

    So the nuts who say nuclear power plants are safe, have yet to explain what is to be done with the waste.

    My house is 5 miles from a decommissioned nuke plant that stores tons of waste in steel casks.  Thousands of old fuel rods are in pools and tanks next to them.  All are within 100 yards of the Pacific Ocean, and are less than 100 feet above high tide level.  Nearby is an earthquake fault.  There is no firm plan to move the junk anytime soon. “SCE looks forward to the development of a strategic plan that brings us closer to long-term solutions for moving spent nuclear fuel off-site,”

    Insane enough for you now?

  • 3 weeks ago

    For starters, one asks this in an appropriate section, which this one ISN'T.

  • 3 weeks ago

    They drill extra deep holes to store it in carefully and pile loads of Concrete on top

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