Nuclear waste solution?

daftcunt's picture

Finland Might Have Solved Nuclear Power’s Biggest Problem

I'll remain a bit sceptical on this one, although, let's face it: we will never see the outcome in our lifetime.

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backdraft's picture
Beta Tester

Don't know why this is praised as a new innovative way to store nuclear waste.

Has nobody else really thought of burying it deep underground in the bedrock?

 

"I'll remain a bit sceptical on this one"

 

Why so? 

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daftcunt's picture

Because many a time when people thought they thought of everything and it is "completely safe" something still went horribly wrong. 

 

But hey, by the looks of it, it is better than any other storage solution we have theses days and I think pretty much anything is better than burning fossils for electricity.

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backdraft's picture
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Only thing I can really think of going wrong is if it's flooded and the radiation comes up with the water. 

Other than that, the bedrock in a place that doesn't get earthquakes should be a pretty safe bet.

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UnholyChicken's picture

This site is perfect because it's on the edge of a subduction zone, but not under the sea. There's no risk of it heaving up and it'll get cycled into the earth. It's got to be the longest term plan in human history.

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Nakey's picture
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i think within the next 200 years we'll have a way to reprocess the material into something a little more benign.

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