The Nuclear Waste Problem


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  • Syed Muhamed Basheer
    Syed Muhamed Basheer  42 minutes back

    what if there is a massive earthquake to disturb that waste in finland it would leak right so i think we should find a better way in the future to stop this and i am happy at least finland have taken such wonderful measure to stop nuclear waste a loud applause to them

    • Dominus Crystal
      Dominus Crystal  5 hours back

      Just launch the nuclear rod to space in an isolated launch pad.

      • Morph
        Morph  19 hours back


        • Zwei Pixel
          Zwei Pixel  21 hours back

          Lol just shoot it into the universe

          • Bazargur Odsuren
            Bazargur Odsuren  21 hours back

            I have a thought

            :just put it in space

            • Jovin Daniel
              Jovin Daniel  1 days back

              I have many nuclear power plants in my country for energy from windmills

              • xPOINTER Tapobrata
                xPOINTER Tapobrata  1 days back

                I feel the message is too vague. It’s nothing different from the message of the Maya’s calendar which panicked so many people into thinking that world was about to end in 2012. I mean when we are aware of how confusing these kind of messages can be then why are we repeating the same mistake ourselves? If some civilisation is intelligent enough to understand all other words of the letter, they should definitely be intelligent enough to understand the word “radioactive”. As soon as they see this term “radioactive waste” they should be able to understand the danger that is associated with it and will be able to deal with it accordingly. If radioactive waste is still harmful to them they will chose to stay away from it just like us and if they already found a technology that can use the radioactive waste in an efficient way then it will be a gold mine for them. This might be something they were searching for a long time as a fuel for their technology which they have finally discovered. But keeping it vague will not do any good as far as I think. Instead, it will make them even more curious to open it lol! It only sounds straight out of a comics or a movie.

                • Michale Negron
                  Michale Negron  1 days back

                  If its radioactive, use it

                  • infinitecanadian
                    infinitecanadian  2 days back

                    Radiation scares the shit out of me.

                    • JaXX
                      JaXX  3 days back

                      When we have the technology to do so , we can just shoot them out into space.

                      • Horace Lim
                        Horace Lim  3 days back

                        PLEASE do a video for Thorium with 99% efficiency not 0.5% for U-235 and 0.8% for Pu. You may also check up the system created in Australia that encapsulates waste into glass/ceramics (aka Synroc)

                        • Joshua Chapman
                          Joshua Chapman  3 days back

                          having nuclear waste that stays radioactive for longer is better because it releases energy over a longer amount of time thats just how half lives work🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 also there is currently research going into nuclear waste reactors which uses waste from regular nuclear reactors

                          • Martin Tessler
                            Martin Tessler  3 days back

                            Or, since 99% of the energy is still in the so called "waste" an option is to burn it in gen 4 reactors and eliminate 99% of the waste while supplying all the power humanity needs for the next 2000 years. Sounds better doesn't it.... and much less digging...

                            • Pete Pepsodent
                              Pete Pepsodent  4 days back

                              I don't see the problem in forgetting about the nuclear waste vault in Finland.. just write the "please avoid this place, this is not our treasure, it's our waste" message there. I'm certain that the existence of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant or its garbage dump will be long forgotten by the time the last UN language dies off, so when we can no longer comprehend the warning, nobody will have any clue that something peculiar is buried underneath either.

                              • Peter Gibson
                                Peter Gibson  4 days back

                                The best place to put it is deep under the billion-year-old Twelve Bens mountains in Connemara in Ireland.
                                The geology is solid for a billion more years and the area is sparsely populated.
                                The very few locals in this region might object. Just give them a million dollars each.

                                • Peter Gibson
                                  Peter Gibson  4 days back

                                  P.S. I suspect that somebody will dig it all up again in the future as a treasure trove. A lot of energy going to waste deep down there!

                              • Heraclez
                                Heraclez  4 days back

                                Honestly the only low carbon energy solution is nuclear. Yes the waste is a problem but it is contained while coal and gas pollution waste is spuwed in the air. Solerpanels are made from heavy metals and very polluting so we are down to water and wind wich like solar will never be able to provide the necessary energy

                                • Chris Yorke
                                  Chris Yorke  5 days back

                                  Nuclear waste disposal is a political problem, rather than a technical one. As the problem is not properly defined it never gets politically resolved. Buried nuclear waste amounts to replacement of a uranium ore body of long half-life with a store of isotopes with short half-lives. There is already a tremendous amount of natural radioactivity in the land and oceans. Nobody cares about it.

                                  • ADDAM B
                                    ADDAM B  5 days back

                                    YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE TAG ON NUCLEAR GENOCIDE

                                    • Anis Optera
                                      Anis Optera  5 days back

                                      A better message would be "Here rests holy Atom. Do not disturb his peace or be divided into a million worlds".

                                      • Gossip Girl
                                        Gossip Girl  5 days back

                                        Bury our garbage over it. That’ll do the trick.

                                        • peter o
                                          peter o  5 days back

                                          Nuclear Poison is good for you.

                                          • fgfgfgf drtduud
                                            fgfgfgf drtduud  6 days back

                                            Your face is a problem. You burn coal instead and give everyone cancer.

                                            • PotatoIse
                                              PotatoIse  6 days back

                                              "31 people died"

                                              • Aris Tarchinski
                                                Aris Tarchinski  1 weeks back

                                                Spent fuel rods can still be used to generate power in a breeder reactor

                                                • kalzonenu
                                                  kalzonenu  1 weeks back

                                                  Waterflooded DIESEL ENGINES was the reason for FUKUSHIMA QUIT FUCKING LYING!!!!!!

                                                  • Jack Bryan
                                                    Jack Bryan  1 weeks back

                                                    “Open for a surprise”

                                                    • John Smith
                                                      John Smith  1 weeks back

                                                      In India we throw our waste of every kind into the river , has not failed yet.

                                                      • peter o
                                                        peter o  6 days back

                                                        Very funny did.

                                                    • أحمد العمري
                                                      أحمد العمري  1 weeks back

                                                      why they didn't just throw it in the space out of our solar system, i mean this should be the only safest solution they had why they didn't do it - is it because that our earth are flat and we have no space and the government don't want us know that ehhh - just joking -

                                                      • John Smith
                                                        John Smith  1 weeks back

                                                        Launch failure and expensive.

                                                    • GLaDOnOS
                                                      GLaDOnOS  1 weeks back

                                                      So when will we be getting videos about the toxic waste produced by solar panels? Would about the environmental dangers of hydro-electric and how it rapes the environment? No? We just gonna make an exception for nuclear? Okay.

                                                      • Jynflyn1 -
                                                        Jynflyn1 -  1 weeks back

                                                        Nobody actually died from Chernobyl, they only died due to radiation after the event. The amount of deaths they predicted were drastically over estimated and it’s way safer then we thought. Also now a bunch Animals live in the area so it actually helped the environment

                                                        • Chris Overson
                                                          Chris Overson  1 weeks back

                                                          What if you bury the waste at a point near the edge of a tectonic plate that is sliding underneath another one, so the fuel will eventually end up under the crust and into the mantle and stay there for thousands or millions of years? Wouldn't that melt and massively dilute the waste so it was no longer a threat? By the time it emerges back as fresh rock, would it be any more dangerous than the existing concentration of uranium and other elements already present?

                                                        • M.D. Suave
                                                          M.D. Suave  1 weeks back

                                                          Dump their nuclear waste in the place where they allowed the nuclear plant to operate. Keep your own waste.

                                                          • DaCOB 729
                                                            DaCOB 729  1 weeks back

                                                            All though it isn’t the primary way to make nuclear energy, thorium’s waste can be re-used for energy

                                                            • A Conroy
                                                              A Conroy  1 weeks back

                                                              why does anyone care about danger that wont effect humanity?

                                                              if it doesnt hurt humans why should we take precaution for it?

                                                              • kiran shama
                                                                kiran shama  1 weeks back

                                                                throw the nuclear waste in Bermuda triangle that bitch will swallow those wastes

                                                                • W Stutz
                                                                  W Stutz  1 weeks back

                                                                  This video is so ridiculously disingenuous. There are alternative sources of nuclear power than uranium, alternative methods of storage, and a lot of stuff that this video decides to leave out. Fear mongering such as this means were never going to get past coal, and continue ruining the planet based on high hopes of inefficient sources like wind.

                                                                  • John Smith
                                                                    John Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                    I watch a doc on new generation nuclear plants that run on nuclear waste.

                                                                • Ilya Shevchenko
                                                                  Ilya Shevchenko  1 weeks back

                                                                  Why would anyone care about anything happening thousands years from now?

                                                                  • Joshua Wang
                                                                    Joshua Wang  3 days back

                                                                    @Ilya Shevchenko You're descendants than

                                                                  • Ilya Shevchenko
                                                                    Ilya Shevchenko  4 days back

                                                                    @Joshua Wang Nope. But either way my grandchildren would be dead in 1000 years.

                                                                  • Joshua Wang
                                                                    Joshua Wang  1 weeks back

                                                                    It depends
                                                                    Do you have children/grandchildren/descendants

                                                                • lifeform carbon
                                                                  lifeform carbon  2 weeks back

                                                                  Fast molten salt reactors can use nuclear waste as fuel and create very little waste themselves. There's enough waste to burn for 500 yrs. After that, and in the meantime, they can burn Thorium, which along with thermal reaction has many other benefits, and is quite abundant. Also MSRs have virtually no safety issues like pressurized water (existing) reactors do.

                                                                • jason cook
                                                                  jason cook  2 weeks back

                                                                  Below is a document from the US military on Ball Lightning. I said in my other post below that the EVO is found in nature. The EVO is like a macro sized Ball Lightning. EVOs have amazing properties. They can transmute elements and can be used as a fuel source.
                                                                  In this document you can see why the military are so interested in them.There lies the problem. They will never be used for peaceful purposes and the remediation of nuclear waste as subject is classified.

                                                                  • jason cook
                                                                    jason cook  2 weeks back


                                                                    • jason cook
                                                                      jason cook  2 weeks back

                                                                      Nuclear waste can be remediated using EVOs. Exotic Vacuum Objects were researched by Kenneth Shoulders. Nuclear waste can have its half life reduced to a few weeks or months using EVOs. These EVOs exist in nature and can be manufactured. There is a gas in Japan called Ohmasa gas and the gas was successfully tested on Nuclear Waste. This gas is similar to HHO or Brown’s Gas. We should be using this gas and the EVO to remediate nuclear waste now. I will post some links here.

                                                                      • Axel Rytkönen
                                                                        Axel Rytkönen  2 weeks back

                                                                        Suomi mainittu torilla tavataan!

                                                                        • Juhyun Park
                                                                          Juhyun Park  2 weeks back

                                                                          Japan is ready to release Fukushima's highly radioactive water to pacific ocean. Please spread this hoping they will stop it!!!

                                                                          • Elden Crom
                                                                            Elden Crom  2 weeks back

                                                                            Reprocessing the waste is done in almost every nuclear powered country (except the US, thank Jimmy Carter). Currently that reduces the waste to 10% its volume. If we had more fast spectrum reactors that would reduce it to less than 1% volume. With a bit more research that remaining waste could be transmuted to nothing that exists for more than 50 years at a radiological dangerous level. Fear makes us less safe.

                                                                            • TheGreatSeraphim
                                                                              TheGreatSeraphim  2 weeks back

                                                                              The real issue is, we are trying to dispose of nuclear waste instead of finding ways to make nuclear waste useful in other ways preventing us from leaving behind a toxic legacy all together.

                                                                              The tombs also warned of curses and danger, that didnt stop us from opening the tombs. No matter what we do, some idiot will open it up. We can only hope it will be after the radiation is lethal. But it can also be said, if we are so far gone that we can not stop it, we should not care about the damage we leave behind we can not control.

                                                                              • trebledc
                                                                                trebledc  2 weeks back

                                                                                11:08 so that's why they put a drawings on my cookie jar

                                                                                • Anon iconaclast
                                                                                  Anon iconaclast  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Does any one know when Van Halen will tour?

                                                                                  • XybnedAsdd
                                                                                    XybnedAsdd  2 weeks back

                                                                                    This video is stupid beyond proportion. You're worrying about a few metric tons worth of waste, which is harmless if encased in concrete and put inside a cave in a stable bedrock, it won't harm an ant. The irrational fear of this "supernatural evil" goes so far that you worry about aliens making contact with it thousands of years in the future.

                                                                                    How about the orders of magnitude more waste (per unit of energy produced) produced by every other source of energy, including wind and solar? That waste is spilled into our waterways, into the air we breathe, and nobody is making underground repositories for the huge amounts of toxic heavy metals which remain after solar panels go out of service.

                                                                                    Radiation is not supernatural and it is not evil. If you put STUFF between it and yourself, you can stand a few meters away from this evil stuff and it won't harm a cell in your body. And it is in solid form and easy to dispose of, compared to just about any other waste form.

                                                                                    Even hydro has a vastly higher impact on the environment per unit of energy produced. Just compare the amount of land flooded to produce 1GW. You could fill the entire world's nuclear production's worth of nuclear waste in a single accumulation lake, multiple times over.