Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

Total Price: R

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping
Get instant 20% OFF on Online Material.
coupon code: MOB20 | View Course list

Get extra R 650 off


Briefly explain Nuclear waste disposal a big problem

7 years ago


Answers : (2)



Nuclear Waste disposal a big problem:

The used up uranium fuel rods from nuclear power plants, are among the deadliest substances known to man. Nuclear power plants use the nuclear energy produced in nuclear fission to heat water which turns turbines that generate electricity. Each rod is 14-18 feet metal tube filled with uranium pellets.

While a rod powers the plants for 18 months, it is dangerous for 10,000 years. It can eat flesh and cause cancer and birth deflects. Nuclear power plants have been storing old fuel rods in big swimming pools like concrete tanks. However this practice cannot continue say the people who run the power plants. In years to come, the power plants may be running out of space to store it. And as it piles up, there is a greater chance the ‘hot’ water could leak through the ground and to the water under the earth’s surface. On a smaller scale, nuclear waste is disposed off by dumping it in thick lead (Pb) containers which are buried in the earth by drilling holes. However, the disposal of nuclear waste is a big problem before the countries which depend on nuclear power plants for their electricity resources in a big way. There are over four hundred power plants globally which generate about 17 percent of world’s electricity. In USA alone there are 131 power plants which generate 20 percent of the country’s electricity; there by producing 2000 tonne of nucleus waste each year. Its disposal is indeed a big problem.

7 years ago

I think the issue is easier than you think. Why not drop the waste into an active volcano to incenrate it?

4 years ago

Post Your Answer

Other Related Questions on Physical Chemistry

arrange the following in decreasing order of their bond length H 2 O, NH 3 ,H 2 S
both answers have confused me further as both are opposite to each other,can u recheck each others theory and let me know.thanks
rajiv 14 days ago
The length of the bond is determined by the number of bonded electrons (the bond order). The higher the bond order, the stronger the pull between the two atoms and the shorter the bond...
Sagar Gupta 14 days ago
@ rajiv the decreasing order will be H20 > h2s > nh3 as the bond angle of h2s is smaller than that of h20 . and in case of h20 its 104 degree nearly and for ammonia is 101 degree nearly ....
Umakant biswal 14 days ago
Define molar conductivity.......................................?
Molar conductivity ( Λ m ) : Molar conductivity of a solution at a given concentration is the conductance of the volume (V) of solution containing one mole of electrolyte kept between two...
SAI SARDAR 3 months ago
Molar conductivity is defined as the conductivity of an electrolyte solution divided by the molar concentration of the electrolyte, and so measures the efficiency with which a given...
Umakant biswal 3 months ago
What is a standard hydrogen electrode...............?
The standard hydrogen electrode consists of a platinum electrode coated with platinum black. The electrode is dipped in a solution of acid (usually 1M HCl) and pure H 2 gas is bubbled...
SAI SARDAR 3 months ago
@ ram A Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE) is an electrode that scientists use for reference on all half-cell potential reactions. The value of the standard electrode potential is zero,...
Umakant biswal 3 months ago
how electronics effect dipole momentv of molecule? please mention effect of negative mesomeric or inductive effect on it .
Electronics effect on Dipole moment: Dipole moment is inversely proprtional the the angle thetha between the atoms of any molecule. And those moleculess will have more dipole moment which...
Vikas TU one month ago
Two flasks of equal volume are connected by a narrow tube (of negligible volume ) all at 27 degrees Celsius and contain 0.70 moles H2 at 0.5 atm . One of the flask is then immersed into a...
@ sudarshan i can give u the way to approach these question . its a very good ques actually . initially the total moles are = 70 . and the temp are 27 degree at the two pipes . so, acc to...
Umakant biswal 2 months ago
How does resorcinol (1,3 dihydroxy benzene) undergo iodoform
resorcinol undergoes keto enol tautomerisation ,due to this the CH2 group between the OH groups is activateted,and the hydrogen become acidic,so it can give iodoform test easily.
2017 years ago
and yes aromaticity will be lost,but it will tautomerise only under either acidic,or in this case basic
View all Questions »

  • Complete JEE Main/Advanced Course and Test Series
  • OFFERED PRICE: R 15,000
  • View Details
Get extra R 3,750 off

Get extra R 650 off

More Questions On Physical Chemistry

Ask Experts

Have any Question? Ask Experts

Post Question

Answer ‘n’ Earn
Attractive Gift
To Win!!!
Click Here for details