posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 02:49 PM
I believe that one alternative for the use of fossil fuels would be to utilize Nuclear Energy. I know that the major concern is safety and also what
to do with the waste. There is a big debate about sending the waste to Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
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.
Before you go crazy - think about this.......the risk is no worse than letting it sit for 10,000 years in a hollowed mountain.
What about if the shuttle blows up on takeoff and spreads the waste for miles? - Answer: What about the Atomic Bomb tests the US used to perform in
the New Mexico (or Nevada - forgive me on the exact place)? Would it not spread just as much atomic radiation?
Here is my point.....we could better utilize nuclear energy, ship the waste to outer space. We will still need fossil fuels for automobiles, but the
energy to power homes, buisness, plants, refineries, etc....could come from nuclear energy - thus reducing or cutting back the amount of fossil fuels.
Any thoughts on this??????