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Radioactive Waste

How do you dispose of nuclear waste?

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2013-01-18 01:18:59

You don't, once it is created it exists forever (or close to

forever depending on the amount of radioactive material involved).

There is a process called the "half life', some isotopes degrade

rapidly, others last for thousand of years. All you can do is

isolate it, entomb it, and hope that it remains undistrubed for the

next zillion years, just like the pharohs thought when they were

entombed. The nuclear wastes cannot enter any underground river or

water supply, since it would carry it elsewhere.

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