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Originally posted by ZeroKauz
1st I wanted to get peoples opinion on why are government still has no idea what to do with the tons, and tons of nuclear waste?(among one of many) While all this time in the last 15 years or more.
2nd do you think its already to late to make a differnce?
3rd Is the pollution of the air and water a concern to you and why?
Originally posted by Moley
Nuclear technology was started with the assumption that by the time the disposal of waste started to become a major issue, we'd have developed the technology to deal with it safely.
It hasn't happened of course, but I'm sure I read somewhere that we are getting closer to being able to break down unwanted radioactive waste using nanotechnology.
but from what I hear, Yucca mountain can hold all of what we have plus another twenty years.
Originally posted by dave_54
Ship the nuclear waste to Iraq!!
We'll take their oil and give them the waste in exchange. Sounds fair to me!!!
Originally posted by Frosty
Why is it too late? Nuclear physics ain't but 100 years old, if that. What is it not the answer too? Nuclear means of obtaining energy are extremely effecient, and offer jobs to trained personel at higher rates than men who can shovel coal.
Originally posted by Quake
The future is nuclear power because it is theoretically limitless. Yes more technologies need to be developed for safer disposal of waste. But then unless you go for more nuclear power generation there wont be any incentive for developing newer disposal methods. People don't work well unless there is a sword hanging on their head