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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilostromrage View Post
    1 good reason to not dump radioactive waste in the ocean... Godzilla. We dont need more godzillas.
    Another reason we dump it on the moon, atleast if a Godzilla spawns there he won't be able to kill any japanese people.
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    I knew this sounded too good to be true...
    We cannot do this because the Earth is hollow... duh.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth

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    Because of Godzilla and stuff.. isn't it obvious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slime View Post
    I knew this sounded too good to be true...
    We cannot do this because the Earth is hollow... duh.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth
    If it's on Wikipedia then it must be true!

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    Because we've all seen Godzilla.

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    You probably could just dispose of all radioactive material in the deep ocean and not have any ill effects worldwide. Just like the radioactivity that was set off (many times) at Bikini Atol.

    But reality is such that even though you could, and could safely, you would never convince people it was safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zalmatra View Post
    no it wont but there are already engineering concepts to drill quite far down into the mantle and pump out oil why could we find a nice vien of magma or slow moving earth thats going in a downwords direction very slowly and just pump down the radioactive material into a part of the crust that isnt going anywhere geologicly for a couple hundred thousand years
    A radioactive junk shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slime View Post
    I say send it to that great big incinerator in the sky!
    I honestly wonder what would happen if we started sending shit... especially radioactive garbage towards the sun. >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblivionx View Post
    You probably could just dispose of all radioactive material in the deep ocean and not have any ill effects worldwide. Just like the radioactivity that was set off (many times) at Bikini Atol.

    But reality is such that even though you could, and could safely, you would never convince people it was safe.
    That is what I hate, the media has turned public opinion so hostile towards anything at all nuclear to the point where people think living within miles of a nuclear plant can give you cancer. Nuclear energy gets an extremely undeserved bad rap. The disaster at Chernobyl sure fed the fire and is a good example of why third world countries shouldn't be messing around with nuclear energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I honestly wonder what would happen if we started sending shit... especially radioactive garbage towards the sun. >_>
    Probably go off-target and we'll end up nuking some planet and be at war in 5,000 years with the populace! Maybe. Possibly. Probably not. The sun is really far away, but I think the risk is that the craft crashing back to Earth would be a huge disaster, if it were loaded with radioactive material.

    What we should do is create a genetically engineered dinosaur that eats radiation. Nothing could possibly go wrong with that.
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    Kinda good plan, laets add 2 more options!
    1: shoot it out in space, and let it collide in some asteroids or something.
    2: Drop it in a active vulcano and put a lid on it^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Because a wind powered car is hard to build and a geothermal powered car is going to be... well... stationary
    All fair game. But I'm not entirely sure a nuclear powered car is a very good idea either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbazz View Post
    Why not just dump it in space, on the moon!
    Rockets tend to blow up once in a while. Not that weird considering the only major difference between a bomb and a rocket is pretty much that the blast gets directed. A rocket loaded with nuclear material blowing up in the atmosphere with far traveling winds is a 'good' way to spread that stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Because a wind powered car is hard to build and a geothermal powered car is going to be... well... stationary
    I dont see nuclear cars happening either. However if we can tap in the huge power that the earth and sun produce we can have an abundance of power. Stuff like that can be transformed into other usable carriers like hydrogen or just plain electricity.

    Anyway the problem with most materials is that you want it to do something it doesn't want. Storage of hazardous materials is tricky because it's containment might fail out of age or from disasters. Hell the substance itself may be the cause of degradation. As of know we don't exactly have the technique to throw something into the earths core. A volcano usually spews it out... hell any hole in the earth would spew it out, man made or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slime View Post
    I knew this sounded too good to be true...
    We cannot do this because the Earth is hollow... duh.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth
    lol what the hell did I just read...

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    The chance of radiating the already terrifying sea-creatures (not to mention, do you really want the Kraken to grow legs?) irks me so much that I might not sleep tonight. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bekilrwale View Post
    That is what I hate, the media has turned public opinion so hostile towards anything at all nuclear to the point where people think living within miles of a nuclear plant can give you cancer. Nuclear energy gets an extremely undeserved bad rap. The disaster at Chernobyl sure fed the fire and is a good example of why third world countries shouldn't be messing around with nuclear energy.
    Honestly, I don't blame the media.

    It wasn't the media that created the issue where I live where a nuclear power plant was scrapped just as it was to go online and then the company (LILCO) was bailed out by our current governor's father and a really bad entity (LIPA) was created to carry over the debt and subsequently be attacked by the governor who created it's son when it failed during hurricane Sandy. All I get out of the deal is highest electrical rates in the country and 12 days without power.

    It's not necessarily a media fueled fear your dealing with.

    It's a kid's being born with two heads and people dying from cancer fear, one that while being rare is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horace View Post
    The chance of radiating the already terrifying sea-creatures (not to mention, do you really want the Kraken to grow legs?) irks me so much that I might not sleep tonight. Thanks!
    Read about Bikini Atol and all the crazy nuclear test the US government did there. None of the radiation is left in the local ocean at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horace View Post
    The chance of radiating the already terrifying sea-creatures (not to mention, do you really want the Kraken to grow legs?) irks me so much that I might not sleep tonight. Thanks!
    Or how about a giant Promachoteuthis Sulcu, AKA the squid with teeth, or a Deepsea Hatchet fish, AKA WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!




    If there is even the slightest chance that they will become mutated and grow massive, I vote no on putting it underthe ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypasonic View Post
    Why can't we just use geothermal and other sources of renewable, clean energy thereby eliminating the need to create and dump such hazardous wastes?
    Because they both suck due to needing certain conditions like wind or sun and are too expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by helheim View Post

    nuclear power isn't terrible in and of itself, people are simply afraid of what they don't understand. it doesn't help that the nuclear power industry hasn't done much to update their systems and methodology from the 70s and 80s either.
    Thats because the damn government makes it too expensive or impossible to do so by issuing asinine regulations that make it virtually impossible to build a new nuclear plant

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    Quote Originally Posted by zalmatra View Post
    no it wont but there are already engineering concepts to drill quite far down into the mantle and pump out oil why could we find a nice vien of magma or slow moving earth thats going in a downwords direction very slowly and just pump down the radioactive material into a part of the crust that isnt going anywhere geologicly for a couple hundred thousand years
    It sounds nice on paper, but could you imagine the chaos that'd happen when people dumped enough radioactive materials down there? How about a radioactive volcanic eruption, releasing radioactive gas into the air, that would spread far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yirrah View Post
    It's just too bad that we don't have any form of technology that can store the energy we get from geothermal- and wind-powerplants in a portable format. I theorise that it could take the form of a portable box of something like that. perhaps with some kind of connectors that allowed you to transfer energy in and out of it. I know the idea sounds a bit batty, but I think it could really work! Hey...maybe we should name it after the batty-ness of the idea...battery or something like that?
    Yes, but this theoretical concept needs to reach a certain efficiency before they will catch the eye of the majority of the market.

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