Originally posted by Pyrate90
My question is - Why could we not send all the waste into space???
Space is several million (billion?) light years across, we could send it into space and be done with it.
My guess is that if we do have other cosmic inhabitants in the neighborhood, I don’t think they would appreciate us dumping our garbage into space. I think Yucca Mountain is a good alternative. I know there is a lot of controversy having to do with seismic activity but I'm sure it will be ok. It has to go somewhere. I would rather have it there in a semi safe place then at out our nuclear facilities.
[edit on 7-4-2005 by Event Horizon]