Which of these following methods is the most suitable for disposal of nuclear waste ?

  • Option 1)

    Shoot the waste into space.

  • Option 2)

    Bury the waste under Antarctic ice-cover

  • Option 3)

    Dump the waste within rocks under deep ocean

  • Option 4)

    Bury the waste within rocks deep below the Earth's surface

Answers (1)

 

Radioactive pollution -

This pollution occurs through radiations. Radiations are of two types:

- wherein

(i) Non ionising radiations: UV rays, IR rays, etc. UV rays cause skin burning, IR rays increases atmospheric temperature and leads to the green house effect.

(ii) Ionising radiation: X – rays, x-rays, beta-rays, gamma-rays cause genetic injury on mutation.

 

 

 

Nuclear or radioactive waste is recommended to be sufficiently pre-treated and disposed in suitably shielded buried within the rocks, about 500 m deep below the earth's surface.


Option 1)

Shoot the waste into space.

Option 2)

Bury the waste under Antarctic ice-cover

Option 3)

Dump the waste within rocks under deep ocean

Option 4)

Bury the waste within rocks deep below the Earth's surface

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