posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 10:00 PM
Well, I am not really sure that nuclear waste is really such a big problem in general. If you look at general scales, as a race we are producing many
many orders of magnitude of toxic chemical waste and yet we have no problem dumping it in the sea, sticking it into drums and putting them into
warehouses where they will stay and be dangerous... FOREVER unless they are taken and reacted into something safe.
But that isn't a big deal because we are so used to chemicals, chemicals are something we understand right, and they are safe in comparison to this
magic thing called Radiation.
Did you know that if you take 1 cubic meter of rock from the Earth and extract every radioactive atom out of it. The result is that 10cubic
centimetres of it is purely radioactive. Oh god shock horror!
So anyway, in terms of waste, I don't see what the big deal is, sure it is more concentrated but if it is put back into the ground and capped to be
sure it doesn't get into the water table... I really don't see what the big deal is.
Radiation is something that is only spooky because most people don't understand anything about it really. Fact of the matter is that radiation levels
around the world (exceeding some hot spots (natural hot spots before you start)) range by a factor of about 1000. Including the hotspots its about a
factor 5000x and yet what? we get people posting videos claiming to see fukashima fallout because their radiation monitor goes up by 2x when it
rains... (dust... look up what dust is made of
That aside, if this is real then it would be great to see a safer alternative while we get fusion up and running.