Re: Should we go nuclear and conquer space?

Posted by
DA Morgan on Jul 14, 2002 at 14:00

Re: Should we go nuclear and conquer space? (Southern Man)

Funny. I thought I got my education from Stanford University.

Anyway ... I am very well acquainted with half-life and probably understood it while you were still in diapers.

Lets try again sans nonsense. If one gram of radioactive waste is capable of delivering a fatal dose today and something has a half-life of 250,000 years that means that it will take two grams in a quarter-million years. Four grams in half-a-million years, and eight grams in one million years.

That may qualify as 'less harmfull' but it does not qualify has 'harmless'.

If fuel rods can be safely handled a few weeks later by hand ... perhaps that was a bad example. Perhaps I should have said the contents of the fuel rod. Still I wonder what it is you think is going to be transported to Nevada and buried? Old tomatos that went bad? Or perhaps you think the billions of dollars spent to clean up Hanford is for putting in hotels and casinos?

Get real.

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