Four ways to get rid of nuclear waste


The late Alvin M. Weinberg, who as a young man worked on the Manhattan Project and later headed Tennessee‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, once said that our commitment to store plutonium waste beyond its 24,000-year half life had no parallel in recent human history — unless, perhaps, you count Hitler‘s instruction to his architect, Albert Speer, to design buildings that would last throughout the reign of the Thousand Year Reich.


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