John
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John asked in EnvironmentOther - Environment · 1 year ago

Could we Nuke our garbage?

I was watching a video about the idea of sending garbage into to the Sun, and how expensive and risky it would be.

Then I thought; we have mini Suns right here on Earth. They're called nuclear weapons. Couldn't we send the garbage to an isolated area and vaporize it?

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  • paul h
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    You don't need to nuke it...some companies like CWT already use a process called thermal depolymerization to break down and convert organic materials/garbage into oil or fuels. Plastics as well can be converted back into oil through various methods. Or plasma gasification processes can be used. All sorts of ways to convert garbage and even highly toxic materials into fuels or disposed of safely. With the millions of tons of garbage we create in the world every year, much of it could be converted into fuels via various processes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_depolymeriza...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0o3rgoplw

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    http://discovermagazine.com/2003/may/featoil

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1AOHY_enUS819U...

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    no, that would be really expensive and harmful to the environment

  • Tommy
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    We want as few of those things going off anywhere on the planet as possible.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Don't hold your breath waiting for a phone call from Stockholm.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Throw it into Volcanos

  • sam
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    at $10,000 a pound, that makes a lot of sense.

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