Its expensive, thats why.
If it gets affordable, we start doing it.
If we can afford dumping it into our sun, we start doing it.
Right now no one has the money for it.
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Last edited by Bubalus; 2013-01-26 at 04:34 PM.
Terrestrial radiation is present everywhere on Earth, mainly caused by Thorium 232, Uranium 235 and 238 and Potasssium 40. Storing all our radioactive waste within the Earth would have no effect on the radioactivity of our planet.
Why don't we use the god damn billion dollar facility we ALREADY HAVE BUILT?
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Because that would be the same as burying it in Central Park.
You can't really think that you can hide something forever in the ocean... even less when we don't even know the 80% of it.
I think the OP is trolling
Because there might be shark-people living down there and we wont want them to become radioactive-mutant-shark-people and come to the surface and kill us all. Seriously though its too far down and the current might push it to a lively part of the ocean and it would be expensive.
It would probably be cheaper to gather it all up and once every 6 months or so just launch it into space. More environmentally friendly (for Earth) to do it that way. But, that is still too expensive, and companies will ALWAYS take the cheapest route, which is doing exactly what they are doing now.
Look, I work in RP, and it's getting slightly annoying how many myths people hold on Nuclear Energy. Posting a thread like this invites speculation and ignorance, not discussion of facts.
Ask someone that works in the field, or check the website of the agency that regulates it.
1 good reason to not dump radioactive waste in the ocean... Godzilla. We dont need more godzillas.
It would only take a single instance of something going wrong, and then the currents of the ocean in question would become radioactive, and irradiate every location that current reaches. Some flow very close to others so you could potentially have radioactive waste spreading throughout every ocean on the planet.
If you wanted to bury it deep enough to not be a future issue if all goes well then it would cost a hell of a lot of money, and if something did go wrong then the cost to fix it wuld be astronomical, as would be the fallout even if it did get fixed.