Southern California Edison plans to bury 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste at the closed San Onofre nuclear power plant, about 100 feet from the ocean and just a few feet above the water table.

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· · twoot · 1 · 3 · 0

@todayilearned Even trying to set aside pure politics, nuclear waste is quite an engineering challenge. You have large amounts of very dangerous material. It will remain that dangerous for, essentially, all of the future of humanity. Now you try to design a storage facility which won't fail in the face of everything that might happen in 10,000 years or so--earthquakes, floods, plus terrorists trying to gain access.

Is there a good enough answer?

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