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  •  Nuclear waste isn't safe, but you know what it is? (0+ / 0-)

    Nuclear fuel.

    Like a rabbit eating its own poop, nuclear waste can be processed and then used in different classes of power facilities, from thorium reactors to simple RTG thermal power sources.

    There's no good reason to be dumping used nuclear fuel.  It should be reprocessed into, well, more fuel.  And the more cycles the fuel goes through, the more you reduce the half-life of the waste products, generally.  

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