[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] solar power for all our gadgets
gull at gull.us
Thu Mar 19 16:39:27 UTC 2009
> And to bring it back onto the topic (in this off topic conversation ;]
> ) is jettison an option?
Not really. The energy costs are enormous and a launch failure would be
Burying it is not such a terrible idea, really. We actually have a good
example of what happens to buried solid nuclear wastes over a very long
period of time -- the natural nuclear reactor that formed 2 billion
years ago in a uranium deposit in Oklo, Gabon. This reactor "operated"
intermittently over a period of about 100,000 years. In two billion
years the fission products of that reactor have migrated only a very
short distance through the ground. This suggests that a properly
situated waste site could successfully contain nuclear waste for a very
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