Thursday, March 5, 2015

US now going to inject radioactive waste

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Oh Thank God!  We Canadians don't have the stupidity monopoly for nuclear waste.

I'm sure the usgus just loves this idea!  They don't know a thing about the earthquake-causing Precambrian basement, so let's shove down some very hot waste.

In their Great Ignorance, they visualize the basement as a big slab of grave-stone granite.  This is the exact same stupidity as the Bruce Waste site.  I guess both those guys didn't vaccinate.  :)

Let's put this waste right into a megathrust.  Can't wait to see what it'll do....

Moderating thoughts:  I really can't tear into the usgus for their blind monkey act.  Same as Canada.  Some time ago, I developed the only rational way to deal with this waste, but it is politically unacceptable.  In such cases, the only thing to do is to spend billions on a solution that won't work.  Always happened, always will.

My work:  We Canadians had a silly idea of using boreholes from a deep underground cavern.  My stress studies put paid to that quickly.  It's a sad truth that you either have a huge fault nearby, or the stresses are so high you can't even drill a borehole.  But let the usgus find that out for themselves!  :)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I developed the only rational way to deal with this waste, but it is politically unacceptable.


what is it ?

Harold Asmis said...

It's in earlier posts, but basically it's under Wesleyville, on Lake Ontario, in large elliptical caverns aligned with the horizontal stress. The more heat from the waste, the greater the stability. Wesleyville would be turned into a nuclear research centre.

Anonymous said...

but why even put it underground?
something doesn't add up here

Harold Asmis said...

I wish Google could zoom into the waste storage at Pickering to show what happens when things are left outside too long.

Anonymous said...

You mean like what happens to my combine all winter?
Peter of the hummin....

Harold Asmis said...

If I had a combine, I'm sure it would be as bad as that storage. :)