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If you made so much nuclear waste that it was a pile the size of Saturn and denser than Earth, and then put that into the sun, there would be absolutely NO effect whatsoever. The sun is just much too large.
FACTS: launching rockets is safe, they DONT blow up.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. And as far as plastic goes, outlaw the junk and use nano technology to devise an organism that will eat up what we've already created.
The lawyers and engineers who dwell in an elegant enclave here are at peace with the hulking neighbor just over the back fence: a vast energy plant that burns thousands of tons of household garbage and industrial waste, round the clock.
Far cleaner than conventional incinerators, this new type of plant converts local trash into heat and electricity. Dozens of filters catch pollutants, from mercury to dioxin, that would have emerged from its smokestack only a decade ago.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I just thought of this idea, and I want some input.
What if there was a way to "caterpult" our garbage, in really large ammounts into space towards the Sun?
Would such a feat be that difficult?
I assume that with planetary rotations and the like it would have to be a pretty precise kind of experiment. It would however have profound effects on our planet.
All garbage dumps instantly gone, no more waste or pollution put into the oceans, etc.
What do you all think?
I just wanted to update my line of thought.
This would not be done through Rockets or anything like that.
Imagine building a giant runway that shot up into the sky after let's say a quarter mile. We could somehow just "launch" the garbage using this device.
I can picture it but I just can't explain it. Perhaps magnets could be used?
[edit on 4/12/2010 by tothetenthpower]
Originally posted by slank
As long as it isn't radioactive there is probably a lot of salvage materials that could be recovered.