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27 jan 2000 Leeuwarden Friesland Netherlands,
To World science and technology employee's,
Millennium 2000 solution-advice: for subject,
Make by safe-robot-instruments many small-pieces of this highlevel- nuclearwaste materials for dumping to magma materie. Dose safe without gass. Packing extra for heavy weight dumploadings. Plenty packing materials. Into magma dose dumping natural process for total neutralizations when temperature o.k, normal temp. 1200 degrees, must be higher for neutralizations. No more nuclear radiations on earth. Better for your health, life, human and other total life.
-- a.t.keizer (http://email@example.com), January 27, 2000
(1) Is there an effective heat for neutralization? If 1200 C won't do it, it seems you'd have to dig down some 20 miles to start hitting the really hot stuff...
(2) ...And when (if) you get there, what then? The interior temperature of earth is kept up by a process of radioactive decay. If radioactivity (A) meets radioactivity (B).....?
Just asking. Using the earth to help clean up what the earth's inhabitants messed up is an interesting concept, but maybe we should start small -- (sarcasm on) like maybe tossing a few politicians into a volcano. Then we could work up the food chain to higher-evolved forms of life like single-celled animals, jellyfish, Beanie Babies, etc. (sarcasm off)
-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), January 27, 2000.
I read several years ago that some countries were mixing their nuclear waste with quartz sand and smelting it into glass, which could then be stored safely underground without fear of deterioration of containers and consequent leakage of radiation into ground water, soils, ect. It's been so long since I read it that I don't recall where I found it. I guess the idea must have really appealed to me at the time, since I remember it frequently and I still wonder why the US doesn't pursue something this practical.
-- Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 27, 2000.
the process is called in vitrification or in glass, the problem is that the high level stuff is that you are not able to block the outward movement of radiation. thus high level waste is still deadly for 200,000 years if someone unearths this stuff they die. You can shield it but in 10,000 years that shield will corrode exposing its deadly cargo. Nuke waste is really Bad Sh*t and they need to ban this stuff from being used and produced. High level radiation explodes cells from with in bypassing your feeling senses for hot and cold so you dont have any clue of what damage it's doing until it's to late A nuke free future is possible but it takes commitment and action and a will to make it so.
-- y2k aware mike (y2k aware mike @ conservation . com), January 27, 2000.