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View Diary: Hanford's Radwaste Tanks Leaking & Explosive, Waste Treament Plant Unsafe: Whistleblowers Vindicated (159 comments)

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  •  You're joking, right? (1+ / 0-)
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    The risks of sending that much high level waste up through our atmosphere, risking an explosion and wide distribution of fallout dwarf the risks associated with, say, geological sequestration or transmutation.

    Also, it takes a buttload of energy to shed the angular momentum associated with Earth orbit, thus allowing the rocket to actually make it down the gravity well into the sun. It's nothing like dropping a rock down a shaft.

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