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Did you work at Sellafield in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s? Were you by chance in the job of disposing of radioactive material? If so, the owners of Britain's nuclear waste dump would very much like to hear from you: they want you to tell them what you dumped - and where you put it.
originally posted by: watchandwait410
Why would the UK do that? It is small enough and you can't just move.
I know they can't just rocket the waste into the Sun because the rocket might explode but I read a while back about a laser that can desinagreat radioactive waste. The article said it will be ready in I think 2016, so where is it already?
Six decades after the construction of the first wave of nuclear power plants, no country has opened a permanent storage site. Spent nuclear fuel and other contaminated material — deadly byproducts of electricity generation — remain stockpiled in temporary locations around Europe and the world, sometimes alongside the reactors where they were used.
. . . if the ponds drain, the Magnox fuel will ignite and that would lead to a massive release of radioactive material,” . . .
Those opposed to the dredging argue we cannot say for sure that the 300,000 tonnes of mud that could be deposited on the Cardiff Grounds site is safe because the full range of tests needed to establish there is no radioactive risk have not been carried out.