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There is 10 thousand tons of nuclear waste on Earth Many scientist are in search for new and efficient ways to dispose of these lethal by-products which can destroy life itself Radioactive products can be either beneficial or devastating It all depends on how we use them In the field of medicine some benefit from radiation include radiation therapy for cancer patients Not all uses of radiation prove to be beneficial Many use the power of the atom for destructive purposes introducing an age of nuclear warfare It doesnt matter if we use radiation for good or bad purposes they all contribute to the growing rate of unwanted nuclear waste The issue now is how do we dispose of these nuclear wastes Scientist have thought of several methods to dispose the nuclear by-products They tried to chemically treat the waste and reuse it but that would cost a fortune They thought of launching the waste into outer space but it too will cost a fortune They tried to dump barrels filled with nuclear waste into the ocean but they started leaking As you can see there is a great need for a nuclear waste disposal site These sites may sound frightening but it may be the only way for us to dispose the devastation we had longed to create In 1986 the decision for a nuclear waste depositary proved to be the most frightening decision of the decade Of these sites three were chosen to be the most suitable for the disposal of nuclear by-products These three sites consisted of Hanford Washington Yuka Mountain Nevada and Defsmith Texas Hanford Washington is a low populated US city and is owned by the Department of Energy A low populated city is an ideal site for radioactive disposal Although the city of Hanford is sparsely populated geologists fear the possibility of a nuclear seepage into the Colombia river The Columbia River is
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